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Category: Kenai River Articles

For as many Septembers as I can think back, I’ve gone fall rainbow fishing with Alaska Drift Away Fishing on the Kenai River in search of Walter, their nickname for an elusive, giant, 30-plus-inch Kenai trout. It is some of the most fun you can have. Whenever I get to fish with guides and co-owners […]

Tips and observations from some of the top guides and anglers on the Kenai River Mike Brown, Fly Shop Owner Mossy’s Fly Shop Email: Number of years on the Kenai: 25 years

Story by Troy Letherman When it comes to fishing in Alaska, it’s hard to begin with anything outside the mighty Kenai River. One of the most famous salmon and trout rivers in the world, it is home t

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 […]

The Mighty King by Melissa Norris I love to eat king salmon. It’s some of the finest fare around when handled properly, spiced nicely and cooked perfectly. That’s why it was sad when, afte

Mythbusting: Kenai River Kings Story and Photos by Greg Brush The popular Discovery Channel series MythBusters is built on a simple but fascinating premise: what is often widely accepted as common kno

Trout & the Egg By Troy Letherman For the Tlingit, salmon eggs are among the first foods fed to infants, beginning at just eight- or nine months of age. It’s not an uncommon practice among the Natives of Alaska, as noted by Dr. Weston A. Price, who visited several Eskimo groups in the 1930s while […]

Once & Again: The Kenai by Troy Letherman If there’s such a thing as insistence from flowing water, then the Kenai River insists we pay attention. One of the most famous salmon and trout fisheri

Longtime Fish Alaska contributing editor and columnist, and noted Kenai and Kasilof river guide Greg Brush penned this from-the-heart-and-brain post on the conservation of Kenai River kings. Greg̵

Lair of the Leviathan: Top Ten Spots for Trophy Rainbows by Troy Letherman All trophy trout hunters share in one bit of knowledge- to catch big trout, you must first go where they live. That search will inevitably lead toward Robert Peary’s pole, as the last strongholds for large resident rainbows exist far to the north, […]

Salmon on the Swing By Troy Letherman Nearly every statement made about fly fishing, and fly fishing for Pacific salmon in particular, comes with a qualifier. If anything is categorically true, itR

10 Hot Adventures for Fall By Troy Letherman With the sore-armed, sleep-deprived height of summer slipping into sinking-line and salmon-fly memory, it’s not unreasonable to assume a generally pouty

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