The Kasilof river had a very little pressure today with just a few boats taking part in the last Monday of King salmon season. The water was as high as I’ve ever fished it and and a bit cloudy, we fished hard starting in the dark and did manage a few hook ups!! We netted and released a beautiful king salmon around 20 pounds!
On the last Saturday of the kenai king salmon season fishing for kings was slow.. we should be at the peak of our season with limits the norm but that’s not the case this year thanks adfg. We did have nice bright side with serval fat silvers hitting the net and tons of pinks. Action is near never ending with multiple doubles and a triple.
Had a awesome day fishing on the kenai river, I had a great family from Colorado on the their first fishing trip to Alaska! We started out chasing kings and it was a a bit of a grind, we saw only a hand full of kings hooked up in the first couple hours. I decided to changed it up and let Cody and MO fight some fish we where on the hunt for pink salmon! MO fought and landed her first fish whoop whoop! After quite a few fish on and off Cody hooked a rather large king that ran off 75 feet of line thrashing on top the water before throwing the hook.. Darn!! MO asked if we could go back to the spot we caught all the fish, so down river we went! With about 35 minutes to go In our day Mrs McDonald hit pay dirt with a beautiful kenai river king salmon on ultra light gear. A great time was had by all!
Man the day started of with a bang! First 5 minutes we hang a beautiful mid 30 pound king and I thought I was picking up right where we finished yesterday! But the kenai can humble even the most confident anglers. Over the next 7 hours we managed to land and box a nice sockeye and release about a half dozen tide water pinks. We lost a few other fish including at least one dandy silver that I would have loved filet.. maybe tomorrow!
Well today started off strong and finished just as strong.. our first pass had us hooking up 4 times in less then a half hour, with one monster that pulled about 200 feet strait up river before turning and throwing the hook! Dang!!! We continued with solid hook ups through out the morning. About lunch time we hit a little lull, we decided to changed our gear a little bit and moved down to tide water, what a great decision. We landed 3 more sea lice fresh Kings and a half dozen ocean bright pink salmon and to go with them. All in all a fantastic day with 20+ take downs. Great kenai River action..
Well Super Tuesday was super Wet! But king fishing was decent with 8 hook ups today and some nice kings landed!q
Fishing was a little spotty but solid ended up with 11 for the box before my folks from Colorado threw in the towel. We hooked 24 or so but couldn’t keep them hooked. That’s why it’s called fishing and not catching. :). All and all a great day with nicer weather.
Well the story of the days was the one that got alway! We ended up having 8 good take downs and couldn’t muster to many to the net for one reason or another.. looking forward to sockeye tomorrow and a day off Monday.. then going to go hard for the final push through the first of August! Stay tuned!!http://salmoncommander.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/img_4967.mov
Buzz and Candace showed up bright and early for a morning of sockeye fishing! It was very good with lots hooked and lost and 6 put in the box for dinner before 8am. Candace got right in the water and didn’t waist any time reeling her fish in, all the while telling me all about her world. Buzz is a 80+ year old veteran but he sure could fight a sockeye!