Captain Kevin Chavira - Head Guide
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 contractor’s 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 any time soon.
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.
Fish All Fifty
In 2022 we were extremely proud and excited to be a part of an epic fishing 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. Something we’re pretty no one has ever claimed to have accomplished before.
Daniel Balserak and Luke Konson come to Alaska with their dads and stayed at the Kenai Riverside Resort and partnered with Alaska Boat Rental & Guide Service 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.