Kenai River Women's Classic FAQs

September 12-14, 2019 – Soldotna, Alaska

Schedule of EventsSchedule of events

Ground transportation is available to and from events.


Weather on the Kenai River in September averages 48 degrees with high temps of upper 50s and low of 40 degrees. It is historically the wettest month of the year. A rainy morning on the river can feel much colder than the temperature indicates. Bring warm layers of clothing. Fishing occurs come rain or shine.

In your gear bag, which should be available at your hotel or B&B, you will find these clothing items: A hat, a jacket, a long sleeve shirt, a vest, and gloves. For those with your own lodging your bag will be found at the Welcome Dinner Check-In Station.

Suggested Fishing Attire:

Fishing attire should be in layers as the early morning starts can be quite cold on the river, and then warms as the day progresses. For new participants your life vest will be provided on-shore just prior to fishing. Returning participants please bring your life jacket from previous year. We have replacement cartridges available.

  • Long underwear (preferably polypropylene, not cotton)
  • Warm Long sleeve shirt (Fleece pull-over or heavy flannel shirt)
  • Warm jacket
  • Wool socks
  • Rain jacket & rain pants
  • Insulated rubber boots or hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Fishing information:

Your licensed fishing guide will provide all rods, reels, tackle & bait. KRSA has already provided gratuity for their services. In light of the king salmon conservation issues in South Central Alaska, we are fishing for silvers. The awards will be given to the top three heaviest fish caught over the two-day period. Silvers cannot be released. Caught fish will be pooled and shared among the participants. Each Kenai River Women’s Classic participant will receive a salmon gift box.

Social attire:

Business casual attire is the general dress code for all off-river functions including the Banquet.

Private/personal aircraft:

If you are bringing a private or corporate aircraft, it is required that you contact the Kenai Municipal Airport. You will need to provide arrival, departure and billing information as well as tail numbers, etc.

Kenai Municipal Airport
Airport Manager Mary Bondurant
Direct phone: 907-283-8282

Riverside Activities:

This year after fishing, we are offering yard games and other activities right beside the river. To prepare for one game, Left-Right-Center (L-C-R), please bring dollar bills.