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Fished the opener today from shore. My son and I got 3 reds each. Was hot to start but tapered off quickly. People at the mouth did better. High tide was at 0640, 40 minutes after opening. I think if we could have dipped it 30 minutes earlier it would have been better. We saw a lot of jumpers while waiting for the hour to turn. <br/><br/>
 

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Thanks for the report TR.

Is there a time in the tide cycle that best to fish? I'm assuming incoming?
 

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Thanks for the report TR.

Is there a time in the tide cycle that best to fish? I'm assuming incoming?

I've always done really well if I go in with my raft at low tide, fish the incoming tide and pull out at high tide. Not going this year, already got my limit at the Kenai. I always liked going to Fish creek though. Lot of Silvers get caught, not just reds.
 

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Yeah, incoming tide works best then an hour or so after slack. Need to wait for the ditch to fill up with water.
 

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Thanks for the feedback folks. Gonna go try out the incoming tide this afternoon. Excited to get out!
 

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Went out last night in a canoe. Lots of action and everyone was having fun. Even people on shore seemed to be doing pretty well. Very exciting when the bore tide came ripping up the creek- bumper boats!
 
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Good to hear. Was dipping from the bank yesterday and it was super slow. Plan to try again today.
 

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Got 6 fish with 2 nets over a 3 hour period from the bank. Was close to the mouth. People further up stream faired worse.<br/><br/>Shore dippers at the point seemed to be doing well from what I could see. Didn't talk to any of them though.
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Numbers are high now. Seems they closed this a week early. They did increase the bag and possession limits for hook fishing though. Watching the Kenai numbers looks like the UCI fish are running late this season.<br/>
 
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Numbers are high now. Seems they closed this a week early. They did increase the bag and possession limits for hook fishing though. Watching the Kenai numbers looks like the UCI fish are running late this season.<br/>

They always close down fish creek to dipnetting July 31st. They've never allowed it to go past the 31st because the silvers start coming in strong in August and they are trying to prevent the bycatch of silvers.
 

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Opening again for 2021. Hoping to get another 10 fish or so to add to my Kenai take. My limit is 65 but 50ish is usually all we need for the year.
 
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