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    Default Upper Kenai hogs

    I want to fish the upper Kenai for rainbows come September. Which part? 1) Kenai lake region or 2) the canyon. I hear both are incredible fisheries . I fish catch and release and fly fishing only. Thanks

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    Anywhere between Kenai Lake and Skilak Lake is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTobias View Post
    Anywhere between Kenai Lake and Skilak Lake is good.
    Agreed. You have a fair chance of hooking into a hog anywhere in the upper Kenai. I'd recommend making the time to float down from the lake one day and the canyon another day.

    Here's a good upper Kenai fish from this spring.


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    I remember it being called spring but it reminding me more of winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wyo2AK View Post
    Agreed. You have a fair chance of hooking into a hog anywhere in the upper Kenai. I'd recommend making the time to float down from the lake one day and the canyon another day.

    Here's a good upper Kenai fish from this spring.


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    Unbelievable picture ! What a fish. Superb colours, fantastic condition. What did you take him on ?

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    Lower Kenai......(many years ago)......

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    Oh my god. What a fish. Supreme colours and built like a tank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Lower Kenai......(many years ago)......

    Now that is a beautiful fish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyo2AK View Post
    Agreed. You have a fair chance of hooking into a hog anywhere in the upper Kenai. I'd recommend making the time to float down from the lake one day and the canyon another day.

    Here's a good upper Kenai fish from this spring.


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    That fish is beautiful! Something about it just screams healthy. I can almost hear it saying "Throw me back & try that again. Next time I'll kick your butt".
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    Holy crap Dave!!! That is a true HOG! Holy moly!

    @Rooster - I now refer to seasons by calendar date and not by weather. Weather is far too unreliable.
    @Micky - I took him on a fly.
    @VAnce - he was certainly healthy, and much more lively than I expected for a cold-weather early season fish. He kicked my butt from the hook set and I only managed to stay with him due to some quick work from Rooster on the oars. To do it again it could have very easily gone the other way. haha
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    Get something to float in and have at it. Covering water is the only way to increase your odds of catching a toad.






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