I've been a snag fisher in Seward for the majority of my life in Alaska and I recently got into fly fishing at the Kenai. What I found out was that the Kenai Salmon were much harder to control with the limited amount of space between fishers and the current of the river.
Can anyone give specific tips on how to keep fish under control in the Kenai? I have a bait caster and i literally burned the flesh off on my thumb when i hooked into a fish and tried to control with my thumb (could have been a king... or a sockeye rocketing a long down current). Plus I feel really bad when i have to jump across other people's poles when I try to follow it down the current to keep it hooked =/