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 KenaiRiverCanyon
is producing big fish in the boils, and the river delta into SkilakLake is pulling chains daily.
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 MiddleKenaiRiver 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!