Headed south, looking for rainbows, dollies or silvers - any suggestions?

biglou001

New member
Joined
May 24, 2010
Messages
132
Reaction score
1
Was supposed to take the ferry to Cordova but it broke down. :upset: Been planning this trip for almost a year. To say the least, I'm very disappointed...

So, Plan B - head south. But, since I really didn't have a plan B, I'm up for suggestions for fishing from Anchorage to Homer...

Any news on Quartz creek or the Russian for rainbows and dollies? Any silvers in the Soldotna area? Anything running in the Ninilchik or Anchor rivers? I'm up for just about anything at this point...
 

Brian M

***** Admin
Staff member
Joined
Sep 17, 2005
Messages
14,382
Reaction score
1,064
Location
Eagle River, AK
Have you looked into flying to Cordova? I'd imagine that the tickets wouldn't be much more expensive than the ferry fare.
 

biglou001

New member
Joined
May 24, 2010
Messages
132
Reaction score
1
Have you looked into flying to Cordova? I'd imagine that the tickets wouldn't be much more expensive than the ferry fare.

At this late in the game, flying would have been way more. For 2 of us it would have been about $1000 plus car rental. The ferry was about $450 with bringing our truck. Hopefully, next year....
 

Brian M

***** Admin
Staff member
Joined
Sep 17, 2005
Messages
14,382
Reaction score
1,064
Location
Eagle River, AK
What about taking the ferry south from Homer to Kodiak and fishing their road system for silvers and dollies?

(Sorry, I'm not much help on the main point of your question, as I haven't fished the Kenai Peninsula lately. Just thinking out loud...)
 

cdubbin

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 14, 2009
Messages
2,298
Reaction score
291
Location
KP, the dingleberry of Alaska
A coworker of mine fishes the Anchor almost daily, he says dollies and trout are hittin' good, with the occasional silver, and steelhead should be running strong soon.
 

chugbug

New member
Joined
Apr 20, 2009
Messages
132
Reaction score
2
Location
N. E. Pa.
Kodiak sounds interesting !!, how long of a ride is the ferry out of Homer and does Kodiak offer much of a road system with good access to many rivers with good bank fly fishing ? Sorry to but in but this really sounds like fun !!! What about lodging ? Probably very pricey .Could this be a do it yourself trip ?
 

biglou001

New member
Joined
May 24, 2010
Messages
132
Reaction score
1
Kodiak sounds interesting !!, how long of a ride is the ferry out of Homer and does Kodiak offer much of a road system with good access to many rivers with good bank fly fishing ? Sorry to but in but this really sounds like fun !!! What about lodging ? Probably very pricey .Could this be a do it yourself trip ?

I've done Kodiak several times. I've never had much luck. Seems everyone else does good but me. There are several streams along the road system with easy access. See alot of fish but most have lock jaw. I think if you get on the river before everyone else, you'd probably do good. But, there are a lot, I mean a lot of bears. I have a friend there and we've always stayed with her and she always loaned us a car. So, I don't know how much it'd cost for lodging and car rental. The good thing about kodiak is there are way less people. You can have a big stretch of water all to yourself... Flights are fairly cheap but I've never done the ferry. I would think it'd be a long ferry ride....
 

cwm907

New member
Joined
May 2, 2011
Messages
360
Reaction score
26
Headed south, looking for rainbows, dollies or silvers - any suggestions?

Check out this recent thread about Kodiak.
http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/showthread.php?t=117868
Last I checked it was only 7,500 Alaska Airline miles each way to Kodiak and got an email this morning that they're selling the miles at a discount until the end of the month. I've never been to Kodiak, but I can live vicariously through you if you decide to go. The above thread has a lot of good info on an affordable trip.
 

sodabiscuit12345

New member
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
Messages
930
Reaction score
23
I was in Kodiak a few weeks ago while there were millions of pinks around.

I did find it more difficult to fish the rivers because they did not bite as much so I would just head to the mouth of the river and fished the salt. I got more hook ups there and there were less people.

All I got on the peninsula is this:

Was fishing in Soldotna last week from the edgewater RV campground. (right at the bridge).
I could see hundreds and hundreds of pinks swim by but I dont know the holes so I could not even connect with many pinks as the current was too strong.

Of the 10 or so people there, I did not see anyone hook any silvers.

Thats all I got sorry.
 

AKnook

New member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
581
Reaction score
25
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
I fished the Russian river on Sunday. The fishing was phenomenal. Quartz creek was pretty dead though.
 

bigcox

New member
Joined
Jan 31, 2009
Messages
1,398
Reaction score
66
Location
Kotzebue, Alaska
I fished the Russian river on Sunday. The fishing was phenomenal. Quartz creek was pretty dead though.

Dont you mean FINOMENAL? Lol.

It was good fishing, better then the kenai when you compare the two for that weekend. Perhaps we just weren't doing it right, but there were tons of people on the water both days. Need to figure out a way to go during the week when there are less people.

Fish On!
 

8weight

New member
Joined
Aug 25, 2006
Messages
74
Reaction score
3
You gripe about the crowds, yet post all your fishing exploites on this forum. I don't understand, what do you think is going to happen.
 

AKnook

New member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
581
Reaction score
25
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
You gripe about the crowds, yet post all your fishing exploites on this forum. I don't understand, what do you think is going to happen.

Who is griping? The Russian is was and will always be popular becuase it is easy to get to and because there are fish there.
 

8weight

New member
Joined
Aug 25, 2006
Messages
74
Reaction score
3
Trying to get away from crowds, that you are helping cause. Not a gripe just trying to understand the irony here.
 

StreambornFishing

New member
Joined
Aug 8, 2007
Messages
88
Reaction score
6
The upper was very good to us on Weds. We just about gave up hope until we found pods of big fish.
Blog3.jpg Blog6.jpg
 

Latest posts

Top