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Kenai Peninsula Fishing in August By Nigel Fox Kenai Peninsula Fishing: July is Great, but August is Even Better Kenai Peninsula fishing in July seems to be the month everyone wants to be on the water fishing. The weather is amazing, everything has bloomed, there are two runs of salmon in the Kenai River, and saltwater […]
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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 […]

BLOGS

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Fly Rod vs Float Rod By Nick Ohlrich When fishing rainbows on the Middle Kenai, whether guiding or personal fishing, I always have both fly rods and float rods in the boat. To me they are tools, not a frame of mind, and I thoroughly enjoy catching fish on both. For the most part the […]
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Russian River, Quartz Creek, Deep Creek, Kasilof River, Anchor River, and of course the Kenai River are all world-class fisheries that host thousands of anglers who come annually for the sole purpose of fishing one or several of these systems. The Sterling Highway deserves a stoke award for the heavy hitters that it runs along […]

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

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 & 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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Story & Photos by Nick Olrich Early-season fishing on the Kenai Penninsula offers a variety of options for anglers that are itching to get the open-water season underway. The top three options that come to mind are trolling for spring kings on Cook Inlet, first-run kings on the Kasilof and trout on the Kenai. I’m […]

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

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 guide

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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, average water, and the relation to where fish were holding in the hole during each water […]

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