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The hustle and bustle of summer is coming to a close, and we are transitioning to the more relaxing pace of fall. It is always a bitter sweet feeling for those of us on the Kenai Peninsula. The kings and sockeye that draw such ferocious crowds are mostly gone now, and we are entering what many locals believe is the greatest seas...

The peak of the tourist season is just about to come to a close here on the Kenai, and while some folks are packing up and going home with plenty of salmon for their freezer, others are heading home with coolers a little on the light side. The sockeye/red salmon run for the Kenai River has been very strange this summer. After a ...

Kenai River The last few days of June and the first few days of July are often thought of as the "in-between time" here on the Kenai. The first run of kings are mostly gone, and the second run of kings has barely started to enter the river. July 1st marked the opener of the king salmon fishery on the Kenai, which according to...


Fishing on the Kenai is ramping up. There are reports that the sockeye spawn is in its early phases in the upper river and refuge. Fish are starting to pair up and dig redds. This means some serious bead time is in the near future. Fresh colors in 6mm and 8mm are producing. Very few kings made it into the upper river this year, ...

Late run Sockeye fishing continues to be good to great. So far to date, more than a million fish have entered the river. This fishery should continue to be very productive over the next few weeks. Look for the fish to be passing along shallow bars. This is where it is best for taking them on a fly rod. Be sure to use an eight we...

Kenai Report 7-12-12 Windy weather over the last few days has kept a lot of anglers off of the river, but with better weather in the forecast, this weekend should be good. The Kenai is starting to see good numbers of second run sockeye past the counting station (with 68,800 fish as of 7/11) with the bulk of the run still to c...


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