OK something a little lighter to discuss about the Kenai than what's been dominating the board lately.
I find it pretty interesting to see how certain fishing "holes" in the lower river have changed names with a younger generation of anglers, while others have "stuck" over the years. Maybe it's the erosion altering the landscape (J/K)? What do you guys like to call these popular fishing areas?
1) Caribou Flats, the Cow Pasture, or simply the Pasture?
2) The Bluffs or the Sonar?
3) Mud Island? Do you have a different name for the stretch running alongside the island versus the stretch directly below the island.
4) Lots of variations on the stretch between Beaver Creek and the bottom of the Eagle Rock drift.... Chicago (upper middle lower), Crossover, Blood Alley, Upper Beav?
5) What about the cryptic Octopus? Nobody seems to agree on just where this mythical place really is.
6) I've heard the stretch above Eagle Rock on river-left referred to as the ***** Hole, but I prefer to call it Pete's Hole after a good buddy that would sit on that 1/4 mile run thru literally every stage of the tide. (Just like the infamous 1/4 mile Harry, yeah Pete?)
7) Honeymoon and Fall(ing) In are universally agreed upon, but there's quite a bit of variation on what folks mean when they say Airplane.
8) Is it Stewarts or Riverbend? Is it Porter's or RiverQuest?
I could go on and on up the river. The names often change but the places are all the same.
What's even more interesting is the history behind some of the names.