|Kenai Report 10-03-09|
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 eating season is in full swing.
Most of the rainbows are dropping down from the refuge into the canyon section just above Skilak Lake. The Middle River is also prime country for big bows. Swinging big flesh flies as well as leeches is producing fish. And while huge number days are not the norm, some of the biggest fish of the season are coming out of the river.
Don't forget about silvers, too. The second run of silvers is moving in and both the middle river and the upper have big chromers. Try fishing early in the day to get the grabbiest fish. After mid-morning they get pretty tight lipped. Stripping streamers like Egg Hareball Leches in Purple/Shell Pink and Black/Red is deadly.
Good luck and we will post another report soon.