192 Years of Trout Secrets

Renowned the world-over, Kenai trout are one of the most-chased gamefish in Alaska. Here a range of river guides dispense some of the hard-earned wisdom they've picked up over decades on the river.
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Running Rivers

As summer draws near and rivers begin to swell into their summer size, a quick buffing-up on the practice of reading water probably can’t hurt.
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Fish Finder, Friend or Foe?

A fish-finder is an instrument used to locate fish underwater by detecting reflected pulses of sound energy. Today’s standards use a graphical display to locate schools of fish, temperature, debris and the bottom of a body of water, which can be integrate…
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Early-Season Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula

Early-season fishing on the Kenai Penninsula offers a variety of options for anglers that are itching to get the open-water season underway.
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Boat Maintenance

Taking care of your boat is a very important part of recreating on the water, keeping you safe, having fun and making your day on the water stress-free.
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Techniques for the Perfect Drift

“I think your drift is a touch fast. Try having your rod tip follow the indicator,” I said to my clients, who were making first casts in the glacial-green Kenai.
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Photogenic Rainbow Trout

The return of the humpy opens the floodgates to memory lane and releases waves of anticipation of once again taking part in the photo-release ritual that ends each encounter with one of the river’s donkey-slab trout.
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Midsummer Rainbows

Midsummer rainbow trout fishing offers more options than any other time of year, providing variety in your fishing as well as the kind of angling challenges that can suck you right in.
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The Dead-Drift vs. the Swing for Fall Rainbows

Rainbow trout fishing in the fall is probably one of the most exhilarating fishing experiences that one can enjoy when wetting a line, especially on the Kenai River. One day you are throwing a bead the fish can’t resist and then the flesh bite starts to t…
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Lots of Ways to Skin a Silver

Silver salmon fishing is probably the most relaxing salmon fishing that Alaska offers. You don’t have the anxiety of waiting all day long for one chance at a king salmon and you can stay away from the hustle and bustle of red fishing.
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Back Trolling Setups for Alaska Salmon Fishing

When I think of back trolling for salmon on the Kenai or Kasilof River I think of a relaxing day interrupted by organized chaos in the boat. Telling stories, joking around, and having a good old time. Whether you are the kind of person who stares at your …
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7 for September

Fish Alaska magazine Editor Troy Letherman describes seven world-class trips to take this September.
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Handling Trout

There’s no question that pound-for-pound Kenai rainbows, and ’bows in general, are one of the top contenders in the fight circuit, but how do these fish fair during the measuring, photo shoot and release?
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Kenai River Etiquette; Some helpful points to avoid being “that guy”

by Nick Ohlrich, We’ve all been there, just about to drop into that perfect drift where you were surely going to hook the fish of a lifetime; then enters “that guy.” “That guy” comes in many forms, the low-holer, the motor right-over-the-fish guy, the cou…
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Trout Gear: Reviews of the Necessities

By Jeremy Anderson, As this next summer of Alaska fishing gets closer to reality it’s time to think about what gear you need to have a great trout season. There is gear that helps you catch more fish and be more organized. There is also gear that helps yo…
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Drift Away Contest

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5 Ways Our Staff Wants to Spend Their PFD

This year’s Permanent Fund Dividend is a whopping $1,884, only a couple hundred dollars short of the all-time record. For those from Outside perhaps unaware of the payout, basically, each Alaskan who has lived in the state and has been present in Alaska f…
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Setting Up Your Float Rod for Trout Fishing

Using a spin rod and bobber to float fish for rainbow trout can be one of the deadliest methods for targeting fish in moving water. The advantages of a spin rod and reel setup include easy casting, extended drifts, and simplicity.
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What's Happening in July for Rainbow Trout on the Kenai?

Fishing for rainbow trout in July can require patience while at the same time be very exhilarating... And the pay offs can be HUGE.
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