Welcome to Jason’s Guide Service

Jason’s Guide Service provides professionally guided fishing trips on the Kenai River for trophy rainbow trout, dolly varden, and sockeye and silver salmon.

The Kenai River is a complex system and the fishery can take many years to comprehend. If you’re looking for the top Kenai River fishing guides, Jason Lesmeister, owner of Jason’s Guide Service, is an excellent choice for your fishing experience.

The Kenai River in Alaska is the BEST in the world for fly fishing for rainbow trout, and Kenai River fly fishing is best done with a Kenai River guide. Salmon fishing on the Kenai River is also amazing because the salmon runs start in June and run through the end of October.

There are many options when it comes to Alaskan fishing adventures, but there are none better than a rainbow trout or salmon fishing adventure with Jason’s Guide Service where the fish don’t start biting until you get there.

Ice fishing in Alaska is also an option during Winter months with a professional Cooper Landing fishing guide like Jason’s Guide Service. Rainbow trout, lake trout, and dolly varden are all species that can be caught through the ice in Alaska. Please call for specific details regarding ice fishing as conditions change constantly.

Jason’s Guide Service’s headquarters are located in Cooper Landing, AK but we fish the entire Kenai River resource from Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling, Skilak Lake, Kenai Lake, and the Cooper Landing area.

Call (907) 351-3036, 

book a guided fishing trip, and create memories this year.

We look forward to fishing with you!


Meet Your Guide

Jason Lesmeister has over 20 years experience guiding Alaskan fishing trips and has 10 years on the Kenai River salmon fishing and trout fishing. His background regarding the Kenai River resource, as well as his knowledge and understanding of the salmon fishing and trout fishing on this amazing waterway, will ensure your Alaskan fishing trip will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Experience is key when fishing the Kenai River system, so make sure you choose a fishing guide that has the background, knowledge, and understanding necessary to ensure a productive Alaskan fishing adventure. You will get that with our fishing charters.

Jason Lesmeister on National Geographic’s, The Savage Line

Lesmeister has also been featured on the National Geographic show, The Savage Line, which examined the everyday life of fishing and hunting guides who traverse the world’s most remote places to protect the men and women who work in the backyards of the most fierce predators.

You can see a few short video clips here.



We Catch Fish

The rainbow trout is appealing to fish for because they readily bite and put up an aggressive fight! The Kenai River rainbow trout are known for their massive size and plentiful numbers. The Kenai River rainbow trout is one of the most sought after fish in Kenai, Alaska and anglers appreciate a fly fishing guide to make their Alaskan fishing adventure complete. Kenai River guides are also well versed in all forms of trout and salmon fishing using every type of rod/reel combination.

Red (sockeye) salmon, silver (coho) salmon, and other salmon species are all migrating up the Kenai River in Alaska at certain periods during the season. Find out when the “run” is on for salmon fishing or when the Kenai rainbow trout are biting and book an Alaskan fishing trip with Jason’s Guide Service.

All gear is provided for anglers to catch some of the hardest fighting and best eating fish that live in Alaska. While many fish make the run up the river to spawn, it takes a certain skill to locate the perfect spot and use the right technique to ensure success.

We Are Highly Recommended

Are You Ready To Fish?

Give Us A Call At (907) 351-3036, 

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.

We look forward to fishing with you!



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Jason's Guide Service
Mile Marker 48, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
(907) 351-3036
Opening Hours
Monday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Jason's Guide Service
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4.8 out of 5 stars

Anthony Dickinson
Anthony Dickinson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

Launched out of Cooper Landing on the Kenai and had a blast. Took tons of great pictures and video and most importantly caught some fish. Honestly, just being out there in nature on the river was worth the price of admission. You can't get that kind of vibe sitting indoors.

Troy Town
Troy Town

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 weeks ago

To echo the other reviewer on here, he was right. Jason is straight Legendary! I booked Jason based on that guys review alone and it paid off. Not only did we catch fish but I learned so much from Jason. I've fished with other guides that barely tell you anything and try to keep the secrets to themselves it seems like.

Lonnie Moody
Lonnie Moody

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Jasons Guide Service is in a class of his own! Not even kidding. Dont bother with the other guys. I already have so I'll save you some time and money. Jason knows this river system like the back of his hand and will get you on the fish more times than not. He is a wealth of knowledge

Bertie Boyd
Bertie Boyd

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Fished with a couple other guiding companies in Alaska and Jason is pretty dang awesome! Booked a full day with him for me and my two boys and we caught lots of fish, made memories, and took awesome pics and video. Glad we took our road trip through Cooper Landing and found Jason!

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Fishing on the Kenai River at it's finest pretty much sums it up. I hired Jason to get me on a monster rainbow trout and he did not let me down! I understand it doesn't always work out this well but I'm thankful for the opportunity and his willingness to explain certain things to me. Thanks Jason and I'll be back!!

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