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    Default fishing after june 11th?

    Need some recommendations as to what are the fishing possibilities after 6/11? Comming up on a bear hunting trip and was interested in doing some salmon fishing, Kings if possible. What general areas or rivers would you recommend for the highest chances of success? Is it just a matter of luck with the timming? I'm trying to make the decision on plane reservations and was thinking about staying for a extra week. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Your timing is perfect as Red season opens on June 11th on the Kenai Peninsula.

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    What area of the state are you hunting BAAR?

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    Red fishing on the Russian River has been smokin' hot during the opening week over the past few years. As for kings, the Kenai River should be good if you're looking for a big one, or possibly the Susitna drainage rivers if the runs show up decent next year. You should certainly have options, though.

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    The kings should be hot in the matsu as long as they show up like Brian said. Sure hope there's more of a king season than there was last year. Let all keep our fingers crossed!
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    The Kenai Peninsula would be a great host, with Sockeye in the Russian River area, Kings on the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, and plenty of Halibut in the Inlet. You'll need a guide to fish Kings or Halibut successfully. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Riddle View Post
    What area of the state are you hunting BAAR?
    We will be heading out of Homer. Not really sure where we would end up. I may need to keep expenses down somewhat due to the bear hunt. It just seems a waste for us to get there and miss out on the chance to do some salmon fishing which I have never done and would love to experience.

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    With Memorial weekend so late this year, the weekend fisheries on the Anchor, Deep Creek and Ninilchik will be open. Saltwater trolling, Kasilof River or the Kenai, your choice. This is my favorite time of year up here. Hope you have a good trip.

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    Default Take time to smell the roses...

    While out of character for me a bit, if I were in your shoes (on this trip), I would hook up with a good guide for a day or two on the water, enjoy the scenery, and take some pictures. Just be a tourist for a few days and put back a few cold ones. Use your energy and planning on your hunting trip. The Kenai abounds with opportunity for far more than fishing.


    Check out the below links.

    www.jessalsfishing.com (super nice guy and forum member, I will be fishing with him myself at some point)

    http://aktroutfitters.com/ (nice fly shop and guide service in Cooper Landing, trout specialist)

    http://www.jimmiejackfishing.com/ (Good guy for the middle/lower Kenai for kings)


    The Kenai is a beautiful place so be sure to take a camera. Don't get so caught up in the hunting and fishing that you forget to take in the awe inspiring scenery. Stop and smell the roses if you will. Long ways from Carolina man, enjoy all facets of the trip. Below are a few snap shots I got in September...




































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    Default I hear you

    Dan - I think that you have the right idea about enjoying the scenery. I like the idea about the guide but the funds may not be there. As you and I have talked before, you know that I'm stretching things a little as it is on a Retired Marines pay. I have had one gracious offer that may really help. I have fallen in love with alaska and would hate to spend all the money to get me and my daughter there and only stay for a week. On top of that, I have yet to experience any of the fantastic fishing and would love to show my daughter what it's like and she loves to fish as well. Watching a 14 girl, well 15 yr old on 6/12, hook into a 30lbs king would be so much fun in more ways than one I may just have to run around like a chicken with his head cut off and just keep wetting a line and see if we can't get lucky being as I have never done this kind of fishing. One of the main problems is the timing, which I understand is everything. The fish may just not be there and or, I wouldn't really have the knowledge to run around chasing them but I guess that's why you end up paying a guide and they do earn their keep. I'm just hoping that we aren't going to be there to early for the kings. Hope that you and your wife had a great christmas.

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    Default The Kenai Peninsula's a great place to fish...

    ...during the dates you indicated. Here's another site to browse through that has a lot of useful fishing info: http://alaskaoutdoorjournal.com/

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboehm View Post
    Dan -
    Hope that you and your wife had a great christmas.

    Same to you buddy.

    As for king timing, you should be in pretty good shape based on what little I know. I flew the wife up last May for a long weekend trip. Had to get our Alaska fix if you know what I mean, and I know you do. We spent 4 days on the Kenai, mostly rubber necking like a good tourist outta. We took a driftboat down the Kasilof and got skunked. That was around May 27 if I recall. The guide talked alot, like guides often do when you are getting skunked. Ha ha.. Anyway, sounds like we were just a week or two early, which we already knew. Point being, 2-3 weeks later might have been some great fishing. What ever you decide, I know you and your daughter will have an incredible time. There is simply no question about it. Just remember to take time to stop and smell the roses. And take lots of pictures of your lucky daughter in Alaska.
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    [QUOTE=danattherock;639966]Same to you buddy.

    The guide talked alot, like guides often do when you are getting skunked. Ha ha.. QUOTE]

    HEY, HEY, HEY!!!!!!!!
    So that's what you were thinkin' when we were fishin' the Kenai in September.
    You blame the guide for your inability to catch fish!!!
    I had no problem catching tons O trouts, but you, well you know!!!!
    I see how you work now!!!!

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    Default Have you ever seen a man knaw on a block of cheese?

    NO dipshet

    I blame the guide for talking alot. We had a great boat ride, although it was a bit pricey for a boat ride. Ha ha... I wasn't really there for the fish. If you recall, I wasn't very upset about the lack of fish in Sept either. Seeing a pattern here? Picking up what I am putting down Cannuck???

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    And I DID catch some fish in Sept Dubert...

    Take a look at this bright silver I pulled in while you were knawwing on that block of cheese in your one man dining table with spontoons

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    Default Don't look now, but...

    Dude you're getting spooged!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    Dude you're getting spooged!
    Even better, I know that log jam behind Dan...He is standing at the top of a run called "Glory Hole"....


    So, he is getting spooged on, above the glory hole......

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
    Even better, I know that log jam behind Dan...He is standing at the top of a run called "Glory Hole"....


    So, he is getting spooged on, above the glory hole......


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