Hi everybody, I'd like to get some opinions on the following:
We have a 16' jonboat (with a slight "v") with 25 hp 4 stroke Yamaha. We really focus on the Kenai river in July/Aug for reds, kings but I'd like to diversify a little and maybe hit lakes, rivers on the Peninsula or even up around Anchorage, Wasilla, etc. (3 hour radius driving time, can extend a little for great fishing!) for other fishing opportunities. Pike are a big favorite of mine (heard Fire lake has them), but trout are fine too! I kinda just want to branch out a little and do some other things with the boat (it's a prop model). What lakes would you guys recommend that time of year that allow motor boats for pike, trout, etc? Years ago, we used to slow troll floating black & gold Rapala's for pike, walleyes, lakers in Canada. My dad misses that kind of fishing as he's not too into ocean fishing or running the boat on the river himself. I've never even been past Anchorage, so it'd be cool to see a little more.