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Story & Photos by Jeremy Anderson The sun is about to come up and we just stopped at Cook’s Corner gas station in Sterling, Alaska, for one of their famous breakfast sandwiches. We can’t quite tell how the weather is going to shape out. The weather man said, “Partly just about everything,” which is common […]

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

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

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Story & Photos by Jeremy Anderson In my earliest memories of fishing, I recall rolling a plastic bead in my hands. I grew up fishing for walleye, bass and pike in central Wisconsin with my dad, and we used beads as attractors and as part of the tackle setup. In 2001, my first summer in […]

Story by Nick Ohlrich Photos by Alaska Drift Away Fishing This is going to be a big year. Sure, there is a presidential election in 2016, but more importantly, it’s a pink year on the Kenai.  The r

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Story & Photos by Jeremy Anderson 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. On a day off I can look at all the factors for the day and make a spontaneous […]

Early-season Rainbows on the Middle Kenai By Nick Ohlrich For trout enthusiasts in Alaska, June 11 is a very important date. For some of us, it may even rival December 25. June 11 is the date the Ken

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River Tactics for Coho Salmon Story by Jeremy Anderson Photos by Alaska Drift Away Fishing 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 […]

BLOGS

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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 […]

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-impo

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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 the snow, and summer toys are pulled from their long hibernation. Getting gear ready is an exciting event. Each piece brings […]

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

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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 lowers. It seems like all the fish are gone, but never fear; you can still have an amazing […]

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

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

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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 integrated between a marine radar, compass and navigation systems. They are used in […]

Story & Photos by Jeremy Anderson 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. If you

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Blog by Nick Ohlrich I’ve wanted a kicker for awhile and finally broke down and bought one last year. A kicker is a small outboard, usually 5- to 15hp, which sits next to your main motor. Many guides and sport anglers have them, but after purchasing one and using it I am completely convinced it […]

First of all, what is CFS? CFS refers to cubic feet per second, and it is used to measure river flow. That being said, we can already start thinking back to times when we fished high water, low water,

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Story By Nick Ohlrich 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? There are quite a few considerations to think about, and let’s be honest most anglers are coming […]

A guide to Kenai River Fishing Etiquette: Some helpful points to avoid being “that guy” by Nick Ohlrich                   We’ve all been there, j

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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 you release trout back into the water […]
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