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    Default Spring on the Parks

    Drove the hwy yesterday and there’s lots of open clear water. Nobody fishing. Anyone care to share their knowledge on timing and location (mouths into Chu and Su or what) for spring bows?


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    Spawning for Rainbow trout in Alaska typically takes place from late March through early July. Although there may be places you can fish for them during that time-frame many anglers don't want to add additional stress during such a crucial period of the Trout's life cycle. So there's a bit of a self imposed restriction during trout spawn that many anglers adhere to, might be why your not seeing many people out fishing just yet on those streams. Based on your location Grayling, pike and sheefish should be a good holdover target species until the spawn wraps up though if your looking to get into some fish. Tight lines!

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    Fishing the rivers in the spring time for trout can be really tricky from my experience. I've had good days and bad days, but mostly bad days. Not nearly as much action as you are gonna get during the late summer and fall when the rivers a full of dead salmon and roe. But I've had decent luck occasionally swinging sculpins, smolt patterns, nymphs etc. It's just a matter of finding where they are at. Good luck.

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    Almost all of my fish that were caught last weekend hit a flesh fly. Even caught a whitefish swinging an articulated flesh fly.
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    Almost all of my fish that were caught last weekend hit a flesh fly. Even caught a whitefish swinging an articulated flesh fly.
    Dirty snagger!
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    Almost all of my fish that were caught last weekend hit a flesh fly. Even caught a whitefish swinging an articulated flesh fly.
    Really??? That's unbelievable. I've heard of them going after flesh flies in the spring on the Kenai, but I didn't know they do that on the Parks hwy streams. I'll have to try that sometime. I don't suppose you would share which stream you caught them on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    Dirty snagger!
    You're just mad because your centerpin got out fished by fly rod!
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    Really??? That's unbelievable. I've heard of them going after flesh flies in the spring on the Kenai, but I didn't know they do that on the Parks hwy streams. I'll have to try that sometime. I don't suppose you would share which stream you caught them on?
    It was a tributary of a tributary of a unnamed stream. It was a brutal 3.5 mile hike in.
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    You're just mad because your centerpin got out fished by fly rod!
    No, just calling you out for what you really are. Fishgod = fish snagger!
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    No, just calling you out for what you really are. Fishgod = fish snagger!
    Don't hate the player, hate the game
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    It was a tributary of a tributary of a unnamed stream. It was a brutal 3.5 mile hike in.
    That's kinda what I figured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    You're just mad because your centerpin got out fished by fly rod!
    Now that is saying some thing..............I didn't know Dan swung that way! LOL

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    One of the most epic days I've spent on the water was when I hit the smolt out-migration just right. Perfect weather and river conditions, and I could do no wrong as long as I had a blue smolt pattern in the water. This was at the Lake Creek/Yentna confluence the second week of May a couple of decades ago. With the way our climate is changing, the timing may not apply anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenaibow fan View Post
    Now that is saying some thing..............I didn't know Dan swung that way! LOL
    I swing all kinds of ways when it comes to fishing. Seems the fish wanted the flesh swung, not dead drifted the other day. Hence why FG out-fished me.
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    I swing all kinds of ways when it comes to fishing. Seems the fish wanted the flesh swung, not dead drifted the other day. Hence why FG out-fished me.
    That and I tie better flesh flies!
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    That and I tie better flesh flies!
    And your modesty is unparalleled.
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    And your modesty is unparalleled.
    I do admit you tie better articulated leeches than I do
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    How are the water levels and clarity looking out there?
    hook, line, sinker, done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishak View Post
    How are the water levels and clarity looking out there?
    Depends on the river

    https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ak/nwis/current/?type=flow
    Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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    They’re all bad

    only Ship Creek is good

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