Kenai River Report 6-29-09 Print


Trout fishing on the Upper Kenai this week has turned on strong. Sockeye salmon numbers are starting to thin out, and the rainbow trout are moving back into their heavy-hitter feeding lanes. The carcass piles in the Upper Kenai are colossal, and Pro Anglers that are coming prepared with Micro-Flesh Flies in all stages of decay are drinking lots of beers in the evening. The Kenai River Canyon is producing big fish in the boils, and the river delta into Skilak Lake is pulling chains daily.

The Russian River this week also is producing some world class dry fly fishing from the falls downstream to the campground. Big size 10 Parachute Hare's Ears are bringing them up from the depths, as well as Prince Nymphs and PT's in size 12 and 14. The dry fly fishery should remain good through Mid-July until the second run of sockeye salmon start flooding this gin clear river.

The Middle Kenai River this week continues to throw down some big Chrome. 4 inch leeches and Articulated Flesh are still pounding from the Lake to Bing’s Landing. Don't be scared to throw Mr. Hankey around in the back channels!


More reports to follow. Billy