I want to take my young kids (8 & 5) fishing for pinks. Bird Creek looks awful muddy. They caught a lot of pinks in hope last year but I had to cast all the time. Seemed like lots of places required casting either too far for my kids or the stream was so narrow my kids would cast completely across the stream. Not much control.
I remember as a kid going to the Kenai River and just hammering them from shore as far down river as Cunnigham Park on Beaver Loop on even years. Lots of room and the kids can just cast where ever and however they liked.