Kenai Report 6-17-11 Print

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!alt

Our friends at AK Troutfitters, report that the fishing is only getting better.  With good numbers of returning sockeye, the harvest has begun.  Now nice red chunks of fresh flesh and roe are tumbling down the river. Because of this, flesh and egg patterns are starting to kick in. Try these below the Russian and a few runs on the upper.

For the dry fly enthusiast, this weekend could be good with the nice weather.  Try some of the old standbys like Elk Hair Caddis and Parachute Adams or try some of the fun newer patterns like Never-Sink-Caddis or Parachute BWO’s.

Tight lines and have a great weekend of fishing!

Brad and Mike