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    Default new fly rod+kenai-no experience on kenai=help needed

    Going down to Kenai late next week and I was thinking it would be nice to wet a line as long as I am going by the Kenai river (plus I just was given a new sage rod ). There is only one catch, I have only fished the kenai river once, and that was for kings down by the mouth. I really don't even know where to start when it comes to fishing the kenai, I usually try to avoid it.

    Would anybody be willing to suggest a place that I could fish thats not too far off the main road system and is accessible to people just fishing in waders?

    I'm not asking for you secret spots, just a place that I could possibly catch a fish or too... Maybe...

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    Park at the Kenai Lake boat launch area and fish the mouth of the Kenai by the bridge. That is where most people fish and you will probably see people fishing there.

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    Just fish around the Cooper Landing bridge-no kidding. Flesh flies and egg sucking leeches did well there last weekend. I met up with 900 Fusion, bigcox and AKnook there last weekend. Between the four of us split up we caght 0 fish until at last we hit the bridge-see the video report posted last weekend by bigcox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADUKHNT View Post
    Just fish around the Cooper Landing bridge-no kidding. Flesh flies and egg sucking leeches did well there last weekend. I met up with 900 Fusion, bigcox and AKnook there last weekend. Between the four of us split up we caght 0 fish until at last we hit the bridge-see the video report posted last weekend by bigcox.
    Well said....I have a drift boat and raft and if I was fishing this weekend it would be at the bridge
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    Truthfully the river is real low. As long as u hit the deep holes u should be spot on. They are clear as a bell. Get your fly on the bottom try what Adukhunt said for flies if that doesn't work try nymphs or smolt/alvein patterns also articulated leeches. Cooper landing, princess rapids, below the ferry are easily accessable. Hope this helps. Ill be back down there this weekend to beat more water

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    Well said....I have a drift boat and raft and if I was fishing this weekend it would be at the bridge

    IF you had a fly box
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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    IF you had a fly box
    Who does that??????????? LOL
    Sorry Chuck I still think that is funny.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenaibow fan View Post
    Who does that??????????? LOL
    Sorry Chuck I still think that is funny.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    Well said....I have a drift boat and raft and if I was fishing this weekend it would be at the bridge
    Not me, there's better places with less people.
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    Many thanks to the words of advice for fishing on the kenai. I'll definitely be going down there to fish! broke out the fly tying stuff and tied up a few smolt patterns too!

    Thanks again!
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    Both times fishing the kenai this year I ended up catching a bow pretty much at the same spot. Fishing the bridge has produced so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    Not me, there's better places with less people.
    care to expound all mighty seed-o-monkey?





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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    care to expound all mighty seed-o-monkey?
    its all about making people think twice, really there is nowhere to fish but the bridge this time of year... see you on the water Fish God
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