Russian River in the Winter

ckreitel

New member
Joined
Feb 2, 2010
Messages
172
Reaction score
11
I am wondering if anyone has tried fishing the Russian in the middle of the winter. I am thinking it could be a lot of fun to fish up in the canyon all by myself in the winter. But I am wondering if any rainbows stick around or do they all end up in the Kenai and the Lakes. Anyone tried it?
 

Brian M

***** Admin
Staff member
Joined
Sep 17, 2005
Messages
14,384
Reaction score
1,065
Location
Eagle River, AK
The Russian usually freezes over pretty completely - or, at least it has when I've hiked in there in the winter. I'm sure it's not frozen over yet this year, but I expect that it will.
 

limon32

New member
Joined
Jul 3, 2008
Messages
4,034
Reaction score
88
Location
AK
Ankle deep and very skinny right now, I've never fished it this time of year but its very pretty.
 

FishGod

New member
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
2,154
Reaction score
123
Location
Fishing your hole before you get there
I am wondering if anyone has tried fishing the Russian in the middle of the winter. I am thinking it could be a lot of fun to fish up in the canyon all by myself in the winter. But I am wondering if any rainbows stick around or do they all end up in the Kenai and the Lakes. Anyone tried it?

Not worth your time. The rainbows and dollies do not winter in the Russian River. Those that don't winter in the Kenai River or Kenai/Skilak Lakes winter up in the Russian Lakes and not the river. You're best bet is to stick to the Kenai River where the food is at.
 

Latest posts

Top