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    Default Kenai River Sockeye Late run

    This is my first summer up here in AK and after catching some salmon on the Russian I was wondering when the 2nd run of Sockeye starts? Also, is the fishing technique and location the same? Thanks for the help.

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    Brown, we typically time our Alaska trips beginning July 18th or 19th for 3 weeks. Last few years seem to indicate a little later run as opposed to earlier in the month. I think in 2006, the reds really made a showing about Aug. 1st, which was the day we left! Since then, we now stay into the 1st week of August, which is kinda nice cause a lot of folks head home around the first and the river opens up a little, crowd wise.
    Technique pretty much the same, although you may want to up the gear ante if fishing in crowds, although I'm sold on my 8wt flyrod.
    Jim
    PS----I believe the hook size (gap) can be a little larger on the mainstream Kenai.

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    Are the crowds worse in the late run than in the early run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGEBROWN View Post
    Are the crowds worse in the late run than in the early run?
    Now that's funny!
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    OK seriously, here's the info you are REALLY looking for:

    http://www.cf.adfg.state.ak.us/regio...i/kesdaily.pdf
    "Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." Zane Grey
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