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
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Michael Petree
Michael Petree

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Legit Legit Legit! Yah I said it, LEGIT! Call Jason right now. Trust me, I spoke with the other guides that pop up on Google too. Some didn't even bother to call back, or just seemed disinterested on the phone. Booked Jason and the rest is history. Awesome trip!

Melvin Simon
Melvin Simon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

Hired Jason for guided trout fishing on he delivred huge! Freakin whales everywhere on the river and we caught our fair share. Dont hesitate to hire him for trout or salmon fishing. Right on right on!

Anthony Calderon
Anthony Calderon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Guy at the gas station said to call Jasons guide service for guided fishing on the Kenai so thats what I did and he was right! Had a great time with Jason and drifting in the boat catching fish is just pure awesomeness

Julian Quinn
Julian Quinn

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Booked Jason for guided salmon fishing in Cooper Landing and it was no doubt the best fishing of my life. I've caught fish around the world and this was on my bucket list. Thanks Jason for an epic time!

James Marker
James Marker

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Best guided trout fishing on the kenai river. I've used 3 different charters and Jasons is the best. We caught lots of fish and the sights were amazing. Memories for life and bent rods all day!!

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