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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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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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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 the swing is nothing short of pure awesome. For me, swinging streamers is a June to early July thing and once again […]

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

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

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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 majority of my time fishing the middle Kenai below Skilak Lake. This area of the Kenai is motorized, but it is also a […]

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 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 don’t take care of your boat things start to break at the most inconvenient time. I always have a list running […]

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

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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Blog Post by Jeremy Anderson 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 rod all […]

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 measu

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A guide to Kenai River Fishing 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.” […]

Spring is here! Time to wake your boat from its winter hibernation, or for some, time to shop around for a new boat. Either way now is a great occasion to think about putting together a pure, fish-cat

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