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    Can anyone recommend a good guide for a drift boat trip down the Kenai in September. There will be four of us. Preferrably an outfit with reasonable prices.

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    http://www.bearpawdrifters.com/

    Scott Eggemeyer is a great guy to fish with just don't play poker with him.
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    Dan Hardy is a great guide. Dan concentrates on the middle kenai going after the big rainbows. There is some flexibility where he fishes, so drop him an email. You will not regret going out with him.

    http://www.d-ray.com/

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    The above guides are great suggestions. Also check Don Drury of Drury Fishing http://www.druryfishing.com Don is an awesome guide. He likewise focuses on the middle.

    Good luck

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    troutfitters
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    I really like alaska clear water adventures. Domanic, dan and shane have been awesome to us and ruined us so we bought a boat. We have sent many many clients thier way and they have all been pleased.

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    any one else think clearwater adventures is an ironic name for a company fishing the Kenai?


    (i'm sure they are good, the guy who runs it is a good guy I just think the name is funny)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    any one else think clearwater adventures is an ironic name for a company fishing the Kenai?


    (i'm sure they are good, the guy who runs it is a good guy I just think the name is funny)

    Maybe they should change to siltywater adventures.

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    I've been with Stacy Corbin of Mystic Waters 3 times. Both my wife and I have caught the rainbows of many folks' dreams with him. He's a super guide, and a better person, and very evironmentally-friendly!

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    My buddy has been out with Mystic Waters and I have been out with Troutfitters, they are both class acts. You can't go wrong with either.
    I have also heard good things about Clearwater as well.

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    Another nod for Stacy and Co., LOCAL guides, who live in the area and know the waters there better'n most...

    http://www.mysticfishing.com/
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    I have fished with Fred and Stacy a couple of times and they are truly outstanding. They know every hole and work hard to make your trip successful. Plus they are both a lot of fun, easy going, a great to be around. I would highly recommend them to anyone--Just be prepared to get up early because they are usually the first ones on the river!

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    Default upper or middle Kenai?

    You want to decide whether to float the upper (above Skilak Lake through the Kenai Canyon) or middle Kenai River (below Skilak). The upper is fabulously picturesque with great numbers of dollies and bows in the middle of September......the honest upper range of rainbows there is about 30 inches but there are larger ones caught each year. It is a great, classic whitewater trout fishing trip. The middle is not near so picturesque and is deeper, flater water......but it does have more large rainbows in it.

    Personally I love the scenery and always fish the upper Kenai. I have used the services of a great guide for the last 15 years who has been fishing the upper for 25 years.....his name is Dennis Randa. He runs a one man operation so he knows the quality of every trip. Here is the website:
    http://www.randafishing.com/

    Great time for trout and dollies.....have fun

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