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.
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.
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
great experience and Jason put us on the fish. would recommend to all skill levels
Had a great day. Jason is the most knowledgeable, professional, and respectful guide on the Kenai. He loves to fish and will put you on fish even when the count is slow. We all limited out. With no personal flossing experience, I was quickly able to pick the skill up thanks to his expertise. He’s also a good guy who treats the land, other fishers, and fishing regulations with upmost respect. On top of all that he is easy to get along with and a funny guy. I highly recommend using his service. He also gave us recommendations on a killer but simple ceviche recipe and sent us home with fat fillets in the cooler.
Epic. Five star service and a five star time. Rain or Shine (we had both in the same day) Jason is going to give you a great time!!
Jason is a fun, funny, knowledgeable, and personable guide. He brought everything we may have needed; he was very proactive in changing out gear as needed; he could speak to a lot of topics. The scenery and fishing was phenomenal and we would definitely use Jason again!
Jason did a great job of helping me. I had never done any sort of fly fishing. He knew the river very well & I was able to get my limit of salmon
We had a lot of fun on our day out with Jason. Not only did we catch fish but we had a lot of laughs too! Highly recommend fishing with Jason.
Great time on the water today! Had a blast fishing with Jason. Highly recommend him!!
I had a terrific day of fishing on the Kenai with Jason last week. He knows the river and how to catch fish there, and worked real hard to assure we had a great day of fishing. His approach to a day on the river is "let's have fun" ... and we sure did! I've been flyfishing for a lot of years with a lot of different guides, and I'd say Jason is one of the best I've fished with.
Jason is a really amazing guide. He took his time to show us all of the necessary steps and explain everything along the way. Jason is not only very knowledgable about fishing and the river, he's a fun person to be around and exciting to talk to. He really wants everyone who comes along to have a great time and catch as much fish as possible. Jason was also very quick to share any knowledge he has to give us the tools to continue exploring fishing as a great hobby. We're already looking into coming back to Alaska and booking Jason's services again!
The tug is the drug! Jason goes above and beyond to introduce his clients to the Alaskan outdoors. Highly recommended!
Jason is a great guide! We had a very fun day on the river and caught a lot of huge rainbows! Jason is an experienced and knowledgable guide. You will be happy you booked with him!
Love to fish? love to have fun while you fish? Then you've come to the right place. Fishing the beautiful Kenai river is really a once in a life time experience. Fishing it with Jason's guide service makes it just that much better. Jason is very knowledgable about the techniques needed to catch fish and is generous in sharing that knowledge with his clients. Not to mention he's just a really nice guy to hang out with for a morning or afternoon. So if you are planning a trip in the area don't hesitate to give Jason's guide service a call and have the time of your life.
Jason is amazing! My family and I were able to fish with him for a day last summer and all had a fantastic time with lots of laughs and huge rainbows! He's so good we already have another trip planned with him for the fall, to fish three days with him on the Kenai. Can't wait! Highly recommend!
Jason is the man. He is professional, really knows his stuff and will put you on tons of fish. No worries if you have never fly fished before. Literally 5 minute quick lesson and your ready to go. Can't say enough good. We had a blast.
Can't go wrong with Jason's Guide Service. He has the experience to get you on the fish every time.
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!
4.9 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
Better than 99 percent of the other fisherman on the Kenai. He knows his stuff and really tries to not only get you on the fish but teach you as well. Had lots of fun and got lots of good video too.
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 week ago
Bennnnnnnnnnnnnnt rodsssssss all day yo! Cant believe how much fun we had on the river with Jason. He held nothing back and got us on the fish hard. I recommend booking a full day to give you the best opportunity.
5 out of 5 starsposted 3 months 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.
5 out of 5 starsposted 2 months 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.
5 out of 5 starsposted 3 weeks ago
Caught dolly varden and salmon! I'll remember this day forever and no regrets spending the money to hire jason. Well worth it and memories last a lifetime, and photos and video!! Yay.. I want to come back next year.