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Category: Alaska Drift Away Fishing Editorial

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  Kenai Peninsula Fishing blog by Nigel Fox The turn of the leaves and the cooler temperatures that come at the end of August signal a change of seasons in Alaska. Fall in Alaska, on the Kenai Peninsula, can be a wonderful time of year to fish. There is lots of opportunity for roadside and […]
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How to process fresh salmon Processing your fresh salmon at the end of the day can be a daunting task, especially if you have a lot of other things to do. However, it is probably the single, most-important thing you can do to ensure quality. A few things need to happen on the river and […]

Troubleshooting your boat trailer lights Trailer lights giving you trouble? May is a wonderful time in Alaska. Spring chases winter up to the mountain peaks, rivers begin to rise as the long days melt

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by Nigel Fox This summer marks another pink year on the Kenai River, which means a couple million pink salmon will return to spawn from August through September. If you are primarily a trout fisherman you are probably doing back flips right now. Coho fishermen, on the other hand, have another view of pinks. They […]

Story & Photos by Nicholas Ohlrich Besides watching a bow come up and slurp down a perfectly presented dry fly, feeling the explosion of a pink-sided chrome freight train destroying a streamer on

by Nigel Fox There is nothing more frustrating than a blown-out river when you are in the peak of the fishing season. You will go weeks with optimal water conditions and then bam, the river rises or l

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Story & Photos by Nick Ohlrich There are many factors that contribute to a strong formula for consistently catching your desired species. The ability to run a drag free drift while targeting Kenai rainbow trout is essential for productivity. As a guide I have often seen anglers in my boat using the same gear, but […]

Story and Photos by Nick Ohlrich From the opener on June 11 through late fall, the Kenai River offers trout enthusiasts the opportunity to try a myriad of patterns, presentations and locations to targ

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Story & Photos By Nick Ohlrich Ivan Pavlov was a psychologist in the late 1800s and was the guy that would ring a bell just before he fed his dogs. When the dogs saw the food, they would begin to salivate. For those of you that own dogs, especially labs, you know what I’m talking […]

Story & Photo By Nick Ohlrich 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. I spend the majori

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

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