On July 23rd, I got "blanked" while fishing for dollies and rainbows on Quartz Creek on the Kenai Penn. What's up? I didn't see anyone else fishing. There were plenty of large dollies. There was also a monster rainbow at the Crescent Creek confluence near the upper campground. I also fished a secluded section a mile below the upper campground. As far as I could tell, the red and king salmon were not spawning yet, but they were in. I tried red beads, flesh, a big olive woolly bugger, and nymphs with no luck.
Eventually, I got a dolly to bite a hare's ear nymph while site fishing in shallow water. It was a very week bite. A friend and I fished Quartz last September and did VERY well. He's always had luck there. Does anyone know why fishing was slow?