Kevin Chavira - Kenai River & Kasilof River Fishing Guide

Kenai Riverside Resort Guide Kevin Chavira releasing a large Kenai River King Salmon

Kevin has been fishing the Kenai Peninsula waters since he was a junior in college at U.C. Davis where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Since 2017, Kevin has become one of the top fishing guides on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Kevin is an expert on all 82 miles of the Kenai River fishing all 3 sections of the river. All summer he’s targeting incoming bright kings, sockeyes, and silvers entering the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. In the fall you can often find him targeting those elusive 30″ rainbows on the upper Kenai River.

In his off-time he can often be found fishing the salt-waters of the Kenai Peninsula, fishing for halibut in Cook Inlet, digging clams across the inlet on the shores of polly creek, and backpacking the Chugach National Forrest.

Kevin graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Civil Engineering. 

During his time at U.C. Davis he ran track and specialized in the 800 meter. He was also the president of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, known as the AGR’s, which is a social and agricultural fraternity.

Kevin grew up in Fresno, California where his parents and family still live and attended Bullard High School. 

In the off-season Kevin is currently working on his general contractors license and will soon be starting his own general contracting business.  But not to worry, he has no intention of leaving the Alaska summer adventure life behind anytime soon.

Kevin Chavira Graduated From UC Davis In Civil Engineering Where He Was Also The President of His Fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho
Kevin And Daniel Release A Kenai River King Salmon

Fish All Fifty

In 2022 Kenai Riverside Resort was proud to be a part of an epic journey.  Due to the covid crisis, and the fact that Clemson University decided to go entirely online for the year, two young men decided to take a gap year and attempt to catch the state fish in all fifty states.

Daniel Balserak and Luke Konson come to Alaska with their folks and stated at the Kenai Riverside Resort so that we could help them catch their 49th state fish in the 49th State. Kevin Chavira helped both young men catch-and-release two beautiful Kenai River Chinook Salmon just hours before the fishery was officially closed by fish and game due to low return numbers.  

Kevin and the Kenai Riverside Resort couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this achievement. 

Kevin Chavira In The News

Watch as head guide Captain Kevin Chavira takes Alaska News Source's Patrick Enslow on a beautiful fall Kenai River Silver Salmon Trip

In 2020 Kenai Riverside Resort and head guide Captain Kevin Chavira help Luke Konson and Daniel Balserak catch two amazing Kenai River King Salmon on their quest to be the first to ever catch the state fish in all 50 states.

Alaka's News Source Recaps the 2021 fishing season with highlights including Kevin Chavira's success at putting Patrick Enslow on Kenai River Silver Salmon and helping two college kids achieve their dream of catching the state fish of all 50 states

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