Jason’s Guide Service provides professionally guided fishing trips on the Kenai River for trophy rainbow trout, dolly varden, and sockeye and silver salmon.
We fish the Upper Kenai River and Middle Kenai River down to Soldotna. Jason’s Guide Service is permitted through Alaska State Parks, Chugach National Forest, and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to guide on their lands and waters.
Jason’s Guide Service is one of a handful of guides who is permitted to guide in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on the Upper Kenai River.
The Upper Kenai River consists of 18 river miles of drift only fishing, this means no motor use in the river, which makes for a magical and quiet fishing trip with no noise pollution from motors. The top 8 miles of the Upper Kenai are managed by Alaska State Parks, and Chugach National Forest, the next 10 miles of river is managed by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and has a limited guide entry.
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.
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 26 years of guide experience across the state from the bottom of the Alaska Peninsula to the Brooks Range, with his last 14 years guiding on the Kenai River.
After Jason’s first float down the Kenai River in the late 90’s he knew he was hooked on the amazing fishery, in 2006 he took a job as a fishing guide and soon there after bought a home and built a business in Cooper Landing.
Guiding anglers down the Kenai River in his custom built drift boat isn’t a job it’s his PASSION!
Jason believes his Anglers deserve the best of everything period, that is why he outfits his guests with the Gloomis Rods, Lamson, and Shimano Reels and provides Gore Tex breathable waders for everyone who books a trip. You won’t find another guide on the river with Lesmeister’s passion for fishing and love and respect for the resources.
It’s not good enough to be a great fishermen, you have to be able to pass on your knowledge and have the ability to teach others to catch fish. With over 26 years of guiding experience Lesmeister does this with ease and passion, making learning fun and making you want to come back for more.
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
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 5 days ago
Love fishing with Jason. Just found out he got a special permit to fish the UPPER KENAI RIVER for this year so I'll be back!!! Real fishermen know the significance of that! It's the most coveted stretch of the river and only a handful of guides have access. Cant wait!!!
5 out of 5 starsposted 2 months ago
Cant wait to ice fish with Jason after having an awesome trip earlier this year. Even if you dont catch fish you will have an awesome time on the water and see some crazy awesome views. Bring your camera for sure!
5 out of 5 starsposted 2 weeks ago
Great guy, great experience! Highly recommend
5 out of 5 starsposted 6 months 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 8 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.