I floated the upper Kenai yesterday Friday, 4 October from the bridge to Jim's. There were also probably 12 other boats on this section. I didn't get a good look at Sportsman's because we swung into the Russian confluence. Jim's was wide open and busy near sunset as most of us stayed on the water as long as possible.
The fishing was a bit slow possibly due to the water being off-color? The weather was awesome and the fall scenery beautiful.