OK guys. I read this forum religiously and have done quite a bit of research on these subjects but thought I'd turn to you guys for some specifics. I'll be coming up end of August into September for 10 days to bomb around on the Peninsula. My sister lives in Homer so that's where I'll be to and fro. I've fished all over from Quartz creek, Kenai, Russian River, Kasilof and the Anchor with moderate results. We will have the Camper Van so lodging and wheels aren't a problem. I'm a huge steelhead / trout guy back here in Michigan with my own Jet boat and mostly fish Centerpin / floats. I do have access to a Jet boat and have done some work on the Middle Kenai fishing floats/beads for trout with moderate success during that same time frame.
Looking for some suggestions on target areas and techniques. My questions are fishing the centerpin is done from an anchored boat here in Michigan and I know that's not the deal on the Kenai. Seems most backtrolled/drifted to obtain their drifts. I use a progressive shot pattern starting with the least amount near the jig/bead progressively getting heavier moving up the shot line towards the float. Same/different in AK? Waste of time to even bring the Centerpin?
I'd really like to learn more about the Anchor. I've struck out so many times fishing there but I've heard some great things about the Steelhead and Silvers that can be in there. Can anyone help dial me in on the Anchor with areas/techniques. I've found some holes and beat them up pretty good with the centerpin and just cant seem to get anything working. Maybe I'm not fishing the right areas or didn't get away from the Road far enough or whatever so any pointers are welcome...
I've heard some great things about the upper Russian river. I'm willing to hike whatever it takes to get into fish. I've been to the falls on the Russian but It seems the person that was explaining where to target fish was referencing areas that would likely be above the falls. Could this be correct or can anyone give me some insight as to the upper stretches and what to expect? Is there even fish above the 1st falls to target? When I fished the Russian it was Low and clear. There isn't holes or slower water to target as is typical of areas around here. Centerpin would be useless it seems. We fished with flyrods and did ok on reds and a couple silvers but ZERO trout.
Anyways...>Hoping for some insight.