Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Hope Fishing

  1. #1
    Member daldrupjm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska, United States
    Posts
    83

    Default Hope Fishing

    Has anyone checked out Hope for pinks? Am wanting to go out there with the kids this weekend but am just wondering if anyone has a good report.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    1,590

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by daldrupjm View Post
    Has anyone checked out Hope for pinks? Am wanting to go out there with the kids this weekend but am just wondering if anyone has a good report.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I saw a FB report yesterday that pinks were in Hope. FWIW.

  3. #3
    Member cod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Ak.
    Posts
    2,213

    Default

    The wifey was there with the grandson a week ago and they had a heyday. No silvers yet at that time.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

  4. #4

    Default

    Might be there in few days on our way back from homer to Fairbanks how might I provide the right tackle and technique to my very Pheonix Arizona in laws so they can have the "caught a bunch of Alaska Salmon" experience? Have plenty of time catching reds/silvers in my time here but no pinks


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Member akhunter3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    824

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger33 View Post
    Might be there in few days on our way back from homer to Fairbanks how might I provide the right tackle and technique to my very Pheonix Arizona in laws so they can have the "caught a bunch of Alaska Salmon" experience? Have plenty of time catching reds/silvers in my time here but no pinks


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    We hit it successfully on Monday after Kenai was a bust, just used Russian River flies, but anything works. Gal down from us was cleaning up with a blue vibrax. They can be caught with just about anything.
    Nurse by night, Alaska adventurer by day!

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    1,590

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger33 View Post
    Might be there in few days on our way back from homer to Fairbanks how might I provide the right tackle and technique to my very Pheonix Arizona in laws so they can have the "caught a bunch of Alaska Salmon" experience? Have plenty of time catching reds/silvers in my time here but no pinks


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    You'll probably see most folks just flippin' for them. Just like fishing for reds in the Kenai. Its not a big river and when the tide is out, more resembles a small creek. If you get in-laws near the mouth when the tides coming in, they'll have a whole lot more to talk about than catching fish - like "how their SIL tried to drown them".

  7. #7
    Member JR2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,129

    Default

    Was there today for a couple hours, just casting pixies and hooked a couple. All of them were past there prime.
    2007 Kingfisher 2825 - Stor Fisk

    Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. -- Hunter S. Thompson

  8. #8

    Default

    Is it critical to fish the tides
    Or specific areas? We
    We're ther many years ago and caught one on the sandbars at the mouth then frustratingly fished farther up by the bridge with no connections. Now that I will be trying to hook up a three year old on a salmon it is very sensitive that I get most of the details right less I end up on the wrong side of mama bear


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Member JR2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,129

    Default

    We caught it on the outgoing today.. Just look for a hole or water that will hold fish and get after it.
    2007 Kingfisher 2825 - Stor Fisk

    Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. -- Hunter S. Thompson

  10. #10

    Default

    PINKS ARE IN. Fished outgoing today, significant fish were holding up river.

    Had a few questions #1 - I saw a lot of people using Russian river flys but could you use a larger hook? would not that be better? #2 I am not a fly fisherman but I inherited a fly rod and I wanted to try it. What do people use for weight on a fly rod? Do you just put on split shot or something?? Not sure how they work. #3 I used split shot because it was easy to vary the length and weight of my leader but what do other people use?

  11. #11

    Default

    It is a fly section only with hook gape no more than 3/8 inch per regulation.
    Fly fishing for salmon is different, fast water so weight is needed to get fly down. You can use split shot or slinky type of weight.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    New member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3

    Default

    My buddies and I used to have a "snoopy pole" competition there every year. tons of fun on that light tackle with a Russian River fly. 2015, we changed gears, we now fish with caveman poles. Cut down a nice branch, tie 8ft of line to the end and flip for em with a Russian fly. Super fun. caught 100+ amongst the group.

    Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

  13. #13

    Default

    Had a blast and was able to get a few kiddos to reel them in (one of which was my kiddo). Couldn't interest her in casting but was a. Lot of fun some real big ones too


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  14. #14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Texfish View Post
    It is a fly section only with hook gape no more than 3/8 inch per regulation.
    Fly fishing for salmon is different, fast water so weight is needed to get fly down. You can use split shot or slinky type of weight.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    It's a fly fishing only area? I can't find that in the regs anywhere. I was going to send some friends that needed to "catch" vs fish there...

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    1,590

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    It's a fly fishing only area? I can't find that in the regs anywhere. I was going to send some friends that needed to "catch" vs fish there...
    Poster is from TX - gotta take everything he says with a grain of salt.

  16. #16

    Default

    Had fun out there this afternoon with the family. After landing 22 in an hour and a half I gave in to the wife's request to go grab a bite to eat and give the baby a fresh diaper!

  17. #17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Poster is from TX - gotta take everything he says with a grain of salt.
    I am sorry I misread the post. I was trying to be helpful while on my phone. I thought the question was about fishing Kenai and Russian River. I am just old and senile.

    However, belittle someone from out of state is not a nice thing to do.

  18. #18
    Member willphish4food's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Willow, AK
    Posts
    3,355

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Texfish View Post
    I am sorry I misread the post. I was trying to be helpful while on my phone. I thought the question was about fishing Kenai and Russian River. I am just old and senile.

    However, belittle someone from out of state is not a nice thing to do.
    It's what is known as a "friendly rivalry." Besides, you're from Texas, man. You deserve some "belittling."

    Parks Hwy streams are plugging up with pinks now. Silvers still pretty slow, but there's a ton of catching to be had with the pinks. Might be blown today; it poured all night in Willow after raining off and on most of Saturday.

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Big Lake
    Posts
    1,590

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Texfish View Post
    I am sorry I misread the post. I was trying to be helpful while on my phone. I thought the question was about fishing Kenai and Russian River. I am just old and senile.

    However, belittle someone from out of state is not a nice thing to do.
    Not to worry, I (pretty much) belittle everyone. "Old and senile", lots of company there. (I'd put a smiley face here, but since it didn't work in the other post, screw it.

  20. #20
    Member 4merguide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
    Posts
    9,748

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Texfish View Post
    However, belittle someone from out of state is not a nice thing to do.
    Don't take it personally bud as it's pretty much common practice around here......
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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
  •