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    Default Miles per day in the Kenai (reds)

    Anyone recall how many miles a day the reds move? I've seen a few estimates in the past, can't recall what they were?

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    Pretty variable I think. Early run to the russian probably moves up quicker than the main kenai run. I would guess about 2 days from the didson up to Bings...just a guess tho.

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    This one averaged 28 miles per day....

    http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=414423

    Your mileage might vary, but I'd say a day and a half from tidewater to Bings.

    They tend to slow down for variable amts of time once they hit the lake.
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    It seems that often there is a theory that the reds "get lost in Skilak Lake" somehow...presumably by comparing the sonar counts to angler success rates above the lake or counts at the Russian weir. The ability (or willingness?) of the fish to travel a pre-determined number of miles per day seems to vary greatly year to year.

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    I fish a spot about 6 miles above the sonar, I was trying to gauge if those fish are long gone by the day after the count is posted? Thanks for the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    This one averaged 28 miles per day....

    http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=414423

    Your mileage might vary, but I'd say a day and a half from tidewater to Bings.

    They tend to slow down for variable amts of time once they hit the lake.
    Interesting thread, i've read some similar data from Washington and Oregon fish cops concerning steelhead, there weren't hardly any sockeye to tag back then!

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