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Thread: Mouth of Kasilof? Kenai into the salt?

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    Hey guys,

    Im doing a charter out of Deep creek on Sunday! FINALLY!

    Anyways, Im leaving early tomorrow and I want to cast on a beach at either the mouth of Kenai or Kasilof. Or any other beach in between you can suggest that 'may' be productive for kings.

    I just wanted to know:

    1) Is this legal to cast at the mouth into the salt of these 2 rivers?
    2) Any suggestions between the two?

    Thanks a million,

    Jonathan

    P.S. If anyone is in that area, pm me and maybe we can meet up to fish!

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    I've never tried either, but if I were going to do one or the other, I would cast off the mouth of the Kasilof. The mouth of the Kenai is a huge gaping chasm, and I think you'd be hard pressed to get your offerings out into the main channel. Kings might run closer to shore there than I assume, but... So from a I've-never-done-it perspective, I'd go with the Kasilof.

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    Jonathan,

    Go to Crooked Creek Campground on the Kasilof and cast from shore. It ain't saltwater, but I think you'll have a better shot a a king there...or at the mouth of Deep Creek around high tide.

    Big pixees and vibrax at Deep Creek, Spin-N Glo, corkie or other drift rig at Kasilof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKRoadkill View Post
    Jonathan,

    Go to Crooked Creek Campground on the Kasilof and cast from shore. It ain't saltwater, but I think you'll have a better shot a a king there...or at the mouth of Deep Creek around high tide.

    Big pixees and vibrax at Deep Creek, Spin-N Glo, corkie or other drift rig at Kasilof.
    Dead on, great advice!!!! May also want to try the ninilchik if the water is blown out. Personally, I would go to the Kasilof, good memories for me!

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    Crap, I meant Ninilchik, rather than Deep Creek...but that'll work, too.

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    Try the Ninilchik river. Just hike upstream from the bridge. It wasnt high and muddy last weekend and should have more fish in it now.

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    Hey guys,
    thanks for the advice. I wanted to do the salt because that way my girlfriend would stay busy with flounders, or cod etc while I fished for kings.

    I will probably try the campground today as well though.

    How do I get to the crooked creek campground on Kasilof?

    Or the 'mouth of Ninilchick?"


    Thanks,

    Jonathan

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    Jonathan, there will be signs along the highway directing you to Crooked Creek, I think it's shortly after you cross the Kasilof River, but might be a littleways down the road (I ain't been there in several years) . To get to the mouth of the Ninilchik, you take a right after you cross the river and follow the gravel/dirt road down to the beach.


    High tide today is shortly after 1 pm, so 11ish would probably be a good time to start fishing. There are some flounder and other saltwater fish that come in there too.

    We'll be leaving before too long; might see ya down there.

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