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  • Smolt Migration on the Kenai

    When does it start? I've seen the arctic tern going crazy in May, but does it start earlier than that? Would a guy have any luck fishing alevin patterns in April?

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    I have no idea when it happens but I do know smolt patterns work well for the wife and in in june and early july
    Grandkids, Making big tough guys hearts melt at first sight

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    • #3
      Seen quite a few smolts this past weekend below the ferry
      -Tight Lines & head shakin
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      • #4
        Few years ago, I thought I read that smolt outmigration is triggered by water temp.
        Can't find where I read that though...yet.
        No habitat, no hunter.

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        • #5
          It is temperature dependent for alevin, fry, and smolt migrations. The pink alevins are moving right now during the night. I coaxed a school in with the lantern this weekend. The pink fry were almost buttoned up. A small slit from the yolk sac was still present. Sockeye fry were also migrating towards the lakes at night this weekend. Smolt don't start outmigrating till first of May through June. Epoxy fry patterns were the ticket this weekend.
          Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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            This is the only thing I got any hits on the last 2 days! Myself and a couple buddys threw everything at them and this was the only thing they would hit, oh and falling snowflakes!:shot:
            Piscor Ergo Sum

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Franken Fish View Post
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              This is the only thing I got any hits on the last 2 days! Myself and a couple buddys threw everything at them and this was the only thing they would hit, oh and falling snowflakes!:shot:

              is that a bead or a glo bg on the bottom?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kenaibow fan View Post
                is that a bead or a glo bg on the bottom?
                Heres the recipe:
                Tiemco 9394 Size 10 hook
                lead wire for weight wrapped 2/3 length of hook
                White Kevlar thread
                Flesh Rabbit Strip
                Flashabou under tail
                Flat diamond braid pearl wrapped up the body
                Red Egg Yarn trimmed to look like a yolk sac
                Its similar to a zonker minnow that I tied for the Fly Swap(another)
                Piscor Ergo Sum

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Franken Fish View Post
                  Heres the recipe:
                  Tiemco 9394 Size 10 hook
                  lead wire for weight wrapped 2/3 length of hook
                  White Kevlar thread
                  Flesh Rabbit Strip
                  Flashabou under tail
                  Flat diamond braid pearl wrapped up the body
                  Red Egg Yarn trimmed to look like a yolk sac
                  Its similar to a zonker minnow that I tied for the Fly Swap(another)

                  oh sweet can't wait to get my hands on that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    I wrote a Fly of the Month article for the Alaska Fly Fishers' monthly newsletter about a pattern much like that, but it used polar chenille for an extra flashy look. Members of the Ak Fly Fishers might remember the pattern, I would post the article but I can't find it on my computer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AKGrayling View Post
                      I wrote a Fly of the Month article for the Alaska Fly Fishers' monthly newsletter about a pattern much like that, but it used polar chenille for an extra flashy look. Members of the Ak Fly Fishers might remember the pattern, I would post the article but I can't find it on my computer.
                      Egg Sucking Smolt?
                      You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


                      http://www.alaskansalmonslayers.com/

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                      • #12
                        He is imitating an alevin.

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                          We had double digit days per person all weekend. EPOXY FRY !!!!!!!
                          Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly

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                          • #14
                            I honestly don't remember what i called it but I think it was called a matuka smolt or something like that.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FishGod View Post
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                              We had double digit days per person all weekend. EPOXY FRY !!!!!!!
                              Those work for June and I too
                              Grandkids, Making big tough guys hearts melt at first sight

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