Every year I mean to get into some other activities/fishing besides just focusing on the reds, but when they're in the Kenai, all that other stuff goes to the wayside!
Here's what I'd like to do and please offer any other stuff you guys can think of (we're 3 guys who yearly fish mid-July to early August from our place in Sterling-home base):
1. Interested in doing a raft/float/fishing trip from Kenai Lake down to wherever they take out. Never been in a raft before and haven't seen that area of the river except from the highway. Is there good king/red fishing in that stretch? Also who would you recommend?
2. We have a 16' Alumacraft jonboat w/25hp Yamaha prop (4 stroke I might add!) and want to try some other areas to fish, not afraid to trailer. Thought about Hidden lake but any other places to fish that's boat accessible, even away from the Kenai Peninsula would be possible. I've entertained fishing for silvers in Seward (close to the harbor, shore line to Miller's; mentioned that in another thread), but can you do the same stuff in Homer with a little boat? Rockfish, small halibut possibly? I don't want to risk our lives, and the general consensus is that small flat bottomed boats are not good for the salt, so don't hold back!
3. We also do a yearly trip out to Alexander for pike so we're not against flying into somewhere, but economics prohibit spending like a lawyer's wife.
4. We fish the Kenai hard for reds & kings as I really like the Kenai (boats and all) and am getting a little more comfy with being on the river amongst the boat traffic; still way, way amateurish when it comes to king fishing; never fished from Soldotna to Sterling; is it worth it and can you find decent cut banks or the like to fish reds? Last year we spent a few days running up from Bing's and fishing the banks for reds, had a blast and you can't beat the scenery!