Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: Kasilof River

  1. #1

    Default Kasilof River

    Usually first king is caught on the tide around now. Anybody been fishing? Family coming in this weekend and going to hit it next week. I read the emergency orders. Prob going to tide fishing in the drifter. Anybody?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    The kenai counter has counted 0, the anchor counter has counted 3. Last year less than something like 600 wild kings returned to the Kasilof. I suspect there are no Kings left in the Kasilof...

  3. #3

    Default

    Kasilof has been fishing ok the past few years. The hatchery fish should be showing up soon. I saw pics of some kings caught trolling the beaches around Anchor Point last week so I know there are some ready to go upstream.

  4. #4

    Default

    I will give you guys a report next week. Going out for butts one day and floating the ditch for evening tide. There usually early tide rider kings that come in and out with the tide until they are ready to go up. End of May sometimes is great tide fishing. Regardless I will keep you guys updated. -5 clam tides next week to!

  5. #5
    Member Micky_Ireland's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    231

    Default

    Streambornfishing what do you mean going tide fishing in the drifter ? trolling ?

  6. #6
    Member Micky_Ireland's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    231

    Default

    Are you a Kasilof regular ? I am interested in getting some reliable reports from reliable people. The numbers from f&g seem pretty constant over the years. Granted , last year was poor all-round the region for kings. What are your thoughts?

  7. #7
    Member 4merguide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
    Posts
    9,748

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Micky_Ireland View Post
    Streambornfishing what do you mean going tide fishing in the drifter ? trolling ?
    Early in the season you can fish down lower in the river where the tide has more of an effect at bringing some new fish in. That being said, at that time, some people prefer to just fish the incoming tide. Later on as the run starts to progress, and more fish enter the river, you can catch fish up higher on the river as, by then, the fish are scattered throughout the river system so you don't have to rely on the tide to bring more fish in.
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Girdwood, AK
    Posts
    24

    Default

    I floated for my first Kings ever today on the Kasilof with a guide. They said yesterday was better than today - people were taking home some hatchery kings yesterday, as well as jacks and sockeye. Today, it was very slow (which apparently is normal, ha ha). For example, our 10 hours on the river resulted in catching two, 20-25 lb native kings which we had to release; and one jack that got away. 3 king bites between 3 people all day on our boat; left empty handed. There were occasional hits by other boats that did result in some nice kings being kept; but definitely saw more jacks (and dollys) on the line. The guides are thinking next week is the better week. We got a 3:30 am start, fished the holes and rocks, then tried to fish the 11am tide but there was no big surge in fish. I'm a novice so I don't know if this info helps, but good luck!

    Edited to add: Our 2 native kings were landed very early in our float, further upstream. It seemed the jacks and hatchery fish were more downstream, which is consistent with what somebody else on here said. But, there were still prolly more natives than hatchery being caught today (not counting the jacks).

  9. #9
    Member ysr_racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Happily in So Cal.
    Posts
    583

    Default

    Story of my life, "you should have been here yesterday"

    brad g.
    So Cal, USA
    Visit my Sporting Clays website
    http://www.ysr-racer.com

  10. #10
    Member CTobias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Here and there.....
    Posts
    237

    Default

    There are fish in there. You just have to have what they want.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Matsu Valley
    Posts
    533

    Default

    I read on another site that the reds are starting to show up there also, any chance you can verify that?

  12. #12
    Member CTobias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Here and there.....
    Posts
    237

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AllAlaskan View Post
    I read on another site that the reds are starting to show up there also, any chance you can verify that?
    I was there yesterday and people were leaving with fish when I stopped by around 3pm.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    51

    Default

    Drifted on Mon...water level very low at the boat launch and upper portion has lots of rocks showing just past the bridge. Folks flipping at Crocked Creek and the guides stacked up in the lower portion of the river. Saw a few jacks and hatchery fish pulled out....tight lines!

  14. #14
    Member Bob the fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    1,011

    Default

    Is Kasilof River a drift-only river or can you have a motor boat? And if so, what is the max horse-power? Can't seem to find it in the regs. thanx... "fishon"
    "Fisherman for Life" and "Phantom owner Forever"

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    a-town
    Posts
    209

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher
    Is Kasilof River a drift-only river or can you have a motor boat? And if so, what is the max horse-power? Can't seem to find it in the regs. thanx... "fishon"
    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/re...ok.pdf#page=41

  16. #16
    Member Bob the fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    1,011

    Default

    Sweet, I will check it out... thanx.. "fishon"
    "Fisherman for Life" and "Phantom owner Forever"

  17. #17
    Member CTobias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Here and there.....
    Posts
    237

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher View Post
    Is Kasilof River a drift-only river or can you have a motor boat? And if so, what is the max horse-power? Can't seem to find it in the regs. thanx... "fishon"
    You can run a motor boat, but you will get some pretty nasty looks.

  18. #18
    Premium Member kasilofchrisn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Central Kenai Peninsula
    Posts
    4,886

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher View Post
    Is Kasilof River a drift-only river or can you have a motor boat? And if so, what is the max horse-power? Can't seem to find it in the regs. thanx... "fishon"
    The Kasilof regs state you "may not fish from a motorized boat. Motors less than 10 hp can be used downstream of Trujillios landing to exit the fishery......"
    So yes they are legal as long as youy do not plan to fish out of it.
    "The closer I get to nature the farther I am from idiots"

    "Fishing and Hunting are only an addiction if you're trying to quit"

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Has anyone been having decent results at the Kasilof for Reds yet? I'm itching to get out there but don't know if they are running that great yet. I looked at the fish chart on the Alaska Outdoor Journal and it reported no reds running yet in the Kasilof but talked to a few guys and they said they have seen some pulled out of there this year.

  20. #20
    Member CTobias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Here and there.....
    Posts
    237

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eatsleepfish View Post
    Has anyone been having decent results at the Kasilof for Reds yet? I'm itching to get out there but don't know if they are running that great yet. I looked at the fish chart on the Alaska Outdoor Journal and it reported no reds running yet in the Kasilof but talked to a few guys and they said they have seen some pulled out of there this year.
    Drive down and find out. There are fish, but you won't catch them sitting behind your computer looking at reports of people who aren't there either.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •