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Just when we think we can forget about last winter, it comes back and bites again.   Due to a lack of snow pack from a winter that saw less snowfall than usual, the Kenai River is running low and clear. The average river flow for this time of year is around 6,000 cubic feet per second (c.f.s.), but this year the Kenai is only ...

The Kenai trout opener started off with a bang, with many hungry fish falling victim to swung leeches and sculpin.  A fellow Juneauite was there for the action and had quite a time with some very nice fish! Our friends at AK Troutfitters, report that the fishing is only getting better.  With good numbers of returning sockeye,...

The count down has begun.  All of you anxious fly anglers that have been counting the days, hours, minutes and for some of you fish nuts, even the seconds, the wait is almost over.  Race on down and as they say at the beginning of the cage match.” It’s Time!”   Put on the gloves, the waders and sunglasses and get your ...


Fall has arrived on the Kenai and the fishing is still going strong. The river had been ultra-low in late September but rain in the headwaters brought the water levels way up. Even with this increased flow the clarity was quite good. This higher water ended up washing thousands of carcasses off the bank and into the river. It is...

The Upper Kenai River and Canyon are in full Fall swing. Reds in every state of the spawn are in this section of the river and more are moving up from Skilak Lake on a daily basis. As you might guess, it is a bead show. With some reds already dying off, others dropping fresh eggs, and still more getting ready to spawn, a wide va...

The Upper Kenai is starting to ramp up for the fall trout madness. Plenty of sockeye are in the river but the egg drop has not started in earnest, yet. Hopefully in a week or so the spawn will be going in full force and the best fishing of the year will be upon us. If you put a gun to our head, August 25 would be a best gue...


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