Hi everyone. I'm a first time poster, but I have been using the great information on this site for many years.
I'll being heading to the Kenai with my father and brother to do some fishing the first week of August. I know fishing would have been better in July, but schedules wouldn't let us get their earlier. I'm a former Southeast resident, and have done a bit of salmon and halibut fishing before, but I'm a complete newbie to the Kenai. So here goes:
1. I've heard that silvers and pinks can be caught from shore near Seward. Will there be any running at that time and what would be a good location to try from?
2. We'll be in the Russian River combat zone around the 4th and 5th. I've heard varying opinions ranging from the river will be devoid of all life by that time to others who have said it will be near the peak of the second red run. I'm guessing the truth is somewhere in between. Any ideas on what I can expect (and I know mother nature isn't always predictable) around those dates?
3. Finally, we'll be heading down to Homer around the 6th and 7th to do some halibut fishing. Does anyone have any suggestions for good fishing spots between Soldatna and Homer?
Sorry for the long post. While I've had the opportunity to live in Alaska, and been able to return on a number of occassions, this could be my father's one and only chance to visit, and I'd really like to make it as enjoyable as possible. Thanks.