We could use some help selecting our final fishing activity on the Kenai Penninsula. My wife and I will be there July 10-21, and we have one extra day (July 20) available for more fishing - but we can't decide what to do with that day.
Here is our tentative schedule:
Days 1-4 Denali, Mat Su, Wrangel St Elias (flightseeing and sightseeing)
Days 5-6 Seward (sightseeing and full day boat tour)
Day 7 Kasilof float for 2nd run kings (we preferred Kasilof over Kenai)
Days 8-10 Homer (halibut combo; fly in fishing at Redoubt Bay; flight to Brooks Falls for bear watching). We debated fishing for halibut in Seward v. Homer, read the threads in here, and decided on Homer b/c of logistics and personal preferences.
Day 11 ????
On our final full day, July 20, we are considering booking a guided walk in trip in Homer (about $125), or leaving the day open for a weather make up day or last minute fishing plans.
We really want to experience some the unique aspects of Alaska fishing, while filling up our freezer (I'm from Louisiana, we eat a lot of fish). I think we would like to find a stream bulging with reds. We have already far exceeded our original budget so we don't want to spend a lot, but if something really caught our eye . . .
So, to recap, we have 4 days to fish and are planning 3 charters with guides/captains we have researched (Kasilof float, Homer halibut combo, Redoubt fly in) - where else should we go?
On a related note, all of the West Cook Inlet/Redoubt Bay fly in charters seem to cost about the same, and follow the same itenerary. Are they all about the same, or is there something particular I should look for?
We sincerely appreciate any suggestions. I have enjoyed reading the posts on this forum, and looking at pages and pages of fishing photos. I have really learned more about Alaska fishing from this forum than anywhere else. Thanks again!!