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!

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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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4.9 out of 5 stars

SMART Fire Academy
SMART Fire Academy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

My son really wanted to fish on our trip to Alaska and not being a fisherman myself, I figured the best option was a guide. Not only did Jason accommodate our last minute scheduling, but he ensured we had a great time, caught the fish, and best of all, made memories that will last a lifetime. ps. Even this "non-fisherman" caught a few! Highly recommend Jason to anyone.

Tina Simpson
Tina Simpson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 days ago

Got to Alaska on Sunday August 5. Found out Jason and his wife delivered their first Baby on Saturday. Congrats to the happy and blessed family. Jason's other guide Collin was nice enough to cover our trip. Literally from the time the first fly hit the Upper Kenai to the last 20 plus inch Rainbow was in the net nearly 5 hours later, we were on fish. Collins attention to detail, knowledge of the river and bugs as well as instruction for our novice anglers was outstanding. Oh and goes without saying. "THIS KID CAN FLAT FISH" If you are looking for a top Guide service look no further. You need to fish with these guys. Thanks so much for a very memorable day. Allan and Tina Simpson. Liberty Lake Wa.

Jason Keller
Jason Keller

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Cant wait to come back ice fishing with Jason later on. This was so much fun and we saw all kinds of wildlife. Caught fish too. No giants but that doesnt matter. Its just fun being out there and learning.

Charles Smith
Charles Smith

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Never disappointing with Jason on the Kenai. The guy flat out knows his stuff and what to do in certain situations. I also felt very safe with him out on the water. Taught me a lot and I hope to visit Cooper Landing again soon

Cliff Stone
Cliff Stone

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Best fishin guide in Cooper landing! Ive used others in past years and Jason is at the top of the list. His knowledge level was crazy and most importantly he got us on the fish. Loved his approach and loved that he taught us too.

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