We'll be flying in to Anchorage, staying a couple days, and then driving to Soldotna where we'll be for a couple more days. We definitely want to go on a guided Halibut trip and very likely want to try with a guide for kings on the Kenai. What are some other fun kinds of fishing in these areas? It seems like the red salmon run will be starting in July. Should we fish for them from shore once we're done with the guided trips, or do some guides go after both reds and kings in the same trip? If we shore fish for reds, where would be best that time of year? I've never caught a pike or a grayling, so I'd also like to try for them. Are there any other sights, activities or fishing that you'd recommend?
I'll call around to the guides and the shops, but I'd also like to hear from people who aren't trying to sell me something.