Alaskan Drift Boat Charters the Kasilof River

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Willies Drift boat for Hoppes Guide Service Alaska

New 20 by 72 Willie Drift boat with a full walk through layout for comfort and fish ability

Our Tackle


We use tried and true Shimano fishing equipment for fishing the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers of Alaska targeting King, sockeye, and silver salmon.

Kasilof River Rates

2019 Alaska Department of Fish & Game Emergency Orders

 Kasilof River Early-Run King Salmon Restricted to Hatchery Kings

 Kenai River Early-Run King Salmon Restricted to Catch-and-Release



Where do I meet my Guide?

We will depart from the Kasilof River boat launch located at milepost 109.5 of the Sterling Hwy.

Coming from Anchorage/Kenai head south on the Sterling Hwy (AK-1) until you cross the Kasilof River Bridge you will see the boat launch to your left (upstream). Take your first left on Spetz Ave after crossing the bridge, where you will see the entrance to the boat launch. If you are using Google Maps you want to go to "Kasilof River Recreation Area".


What should I bring to go Fishing?

You will need your photo ID.

An Alaska Fishing License and King Salmon Stamp, which may be purchased at most local stores and online at 

Alaska can be cold (30-40 degrees) in the summer, so Rain Gear and Gloves are a good idea, as are Sunglasses and a Hat for those beautiful sunny days on the water.  

We do provide snacks and waters on every trip. Please bring a lunch and beverages of your choice.

As a convenience, we offer lunch for $15 per person with advance notice at the time of booking.

What do you provide?

We will provide a great attitude first and foremost to make your trip a memorable experience. 

We take care of all guest parking fees, guide parking fees, launching fees, transporting fees, and retrieval fees for each day. 

We like and use top of the line Shimano Rods, Reels, Bait and Tackle. 


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