This is where we stayed when we went. http://betterfishing.com/
It seems there is a lot of fishing done on the Kenai peninsula and I'm sure there is fishing else where. Right or wrong, this is what we did. Fergie was a nice guy, his cabins were nice enough and had kitchens, so you could cook what you wanted. Fergie booked all the trips for us and its my understanding that they're the same price whether you book them through Fergie or if you book them yourself. I believe the reason we went with Fergie was b/c he was cheaper than a lot of the other guys. He packed a lunch for you every day, then you could go to the grocery store and buy stuff to cook with your fish in the evenings.
We did 1 day of king salmon fishing on the Kenai. I'll be honest and tell you that I felt like that was the biggest tourist trap in the world. There were hundreds of boats on the river and it seemed ridiculous b/c everyone was fishing the same spots and they were all doing the exact same things. I think the Kasilof river only does row boats, no boats with motors, so its less traffic. Its a smaller river so IDK if the King's run as well on that river or not, but it seemed like it would be less crowded. I don't remember what guide service was used, only that Fergie booked it for us.
Also, you can only catch 1 king salmon. They're huge fish, so one king goes a long way, but thats up to you. You will need a King Stamp to fish for King's and that is extra, although I don't know how much.
We did another fly-out Sockeye Salmon Trip. Again, this was kind of like a tourist trap as well. They flew us into some lake and there were a lot of other boats out there with flights coming in and out every few hours. Its my understanding that if the Salmon are running well, you can see grizzley's and some other wild life. The salmon weren't running real well when we went, so the griz weren't out, although we still saw some Black Bears and a couple of moose. The same group does some flyout trout trips as well, and its my understanding these trips have fewer people on the water. Riding in a small plane, especially over a glacier, was the highlight of the trip for me, although the fishing was fun. I don't remember what guide we used, Fergie booked this one for us.
We also did a Halibut trip out of Homer. That was my favorite fishing trip, but it was also the only fishing trip that my entire group caught a limit. I believe the guide was Captain Mike's Charters, and Captain Mike's ship was the Wild Thing
Is this just a fishing trip or are you sight seeing as well. We went in July, but depending on time of year may depend on what you fish for. We also had my wife and mother along on the trip, so we varied what we did. We took the train from Anchorage to Seward. It was a pretty trip, great sight seeing along the way. They also do fishing trips out of Seward (halibut and silver's), along with sight seeing trips out to the Kenai Fjord National park. We then rented a car and went to Soldotna, which is the closest town to Fergie's. We did our fishing trips out of there, but we also did our Halibut trip in Homer. Homer is a neat town.
Again, this is just what we did, and we've only done it once, so you might want to do some more research on it.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.