Area Facts

Q : What’s the weather like on the Kenai Peninsula during the fishing months?


May and June can be very nice but still expect cold mornings and nice afternoons.

July and August often see temperatures approaching the low 70’s on the Kenai Peninsula.  Night time temperatures will dip into the low 40’s so be sure to bring along a medium weight jacket.  I recommend fleece or wool since both insulate when wet.

Below you will find the Average Temperatures (1971 – 2000) in south central Alaska. (Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, Valdez, Iliamna, King Salmon).


  Temperature (F°) Standard Deviation
January 24.8 5.9
February 26.3 5.2
March 30.5 3.7
April 37.0 2.5
May 44.1 2.2
June 50.9 1.9
July 55.2 1.4
August 54.6 1.4
September 48.3 1.6
October 38.7 2.1
November 30.3 3.9
December 26.8 4.5
Q: Will it rain when we are in Alaska?

A good quality raincoat is a necessity in Alaska. It is highly likely you will encounter rain at some point if you visit Alaska for more than a day or two. Below you will find the average precipitation for Southcentral Alaska.


  Precipitation (in) Standard Deviation
January 8.90 4.81
February 7.10 3.57
March 6.12 2.73
April 6.35 2.43
May 6.15 2.81
June 4.38 1.73
July 4.72 1.62
August 7.67 3.40
September 12.06 4.57
October 12.01 3.80
November 8.76 5.20
December 10.27 5.24
Annual 94.49 14.84
Q: What size fly rods will I need to fish the Kenai peninsula?

4wt – Great for small stream fishing with nymphs, eggs and small nymphs and streamers. Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout and Grayling.

6wt – Great all around line size for Rainbow Trout and Dollies. It will handle many of the situations commonly encountered while fishing for these fish on small or large streams. If you are rainbow fishing and only want to bring one fly rod, this is the size you want.

7wt – Large Streamers and or sinking lines for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Sockeye Salmon.

8wt – Okay for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden but a lot of rod for the size flies we typically use for these fish. This is my preferred line size for Silver Salmon.

9wt- Good rod for small Kings Salmon and Silver Salmon.

10-12wt- Great King Salmon rod!

Q: What should I bring on a guided trip with Drifting on the Fly, LLC?

You will need: a fishing license, packed lunch, king salmon stamp if you are king salmon fishing.

What can we provide for you on guided trip:

We can and or will provide: rain pants, rain jacket, rods, gear  for fishing, waders, coffee, water and snacks. Just let us know when you line your trip up and we will take care of you! Tell us when you book your fishing trip if you have any special requests.