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The Upper Kenai River opened this week with prime water conditions, and big Rainbows were in battle formations ready to pull anglers' chains after a long winter. The first run of Sockeye have arrived on the Upper Kenai heading for the Legendary Russian River, a main tributary of the Upper Kenai River. Magnum Trout and Ch...

Billy has been out on the river non-stop of late, so we talked to Duane at Troutfitters on the Kenai to get the lowdown. Sockeye are starting off slow this year in the Russian River although a big slug of fish just passed the weir on June 22. It is hard to say if this is going to be a low number year for the early run socke...

The Kenai River opens to trout fishing in early June. Billy will post his first report then. Thanks!...


The Kenai served up some epic fishing in 2009 and hopefully you got in on some of it. A brief recap of the season: Trout fishing was hot and heavy right from the opener. This had a lot to do with one of the most massive early runs of reds in years. The bag limit for reds was increased and if they were your target you likel...

Check it out! An unbelievable 35 1/4" x 22" girth rainbow on a swung flesh fly. Absolutely off the charts. With fall temperatures here, the Kenai water level has dropped and fishing conditions are prime. Just about all the sockeye salmon have finished spawning and died off. The egg drop may be over but the flesh e...

(Editor's Note: Billy is guiding non-stop these days so we are filling in for this report. We can't duplicate his writing style so we won't even try!) The Upper Kenai is game on for rainbows and Dollies. There are still hoards of sockeye spawning and 6mm and even 8mm beads are working their magic. Look for reds that are pai...


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