It’s almost August and past the normal peak of our annual Kenai River Sockeye run. Yet 69,000 more fish were counted entering the river yesterday. Trout fishing is good and lots of dollies have followed the sockeye up. The fishing forecast is for bent rods and screaming reels.
It will be interesting to see how high our Kenai River Sockeye Run Escapement goes this season. There will be lots of food for our Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden and we can expect excellent growth rates and fish health as a result. This is also a Pink Salmon year for the Kenai River, so the giant biomass of protein should help bulk up some more Kenai River Troutzilla Rainbows.
Tony Hansard is no stranger to wrangling Kenai River Sockeye Salmon. He makes a yearly trip with his brother Tim and the unstoppable Billy Jack. If only the sockeye knew these Texas boys were waiting up the river, they might change their route.
Bubba and Ryan are like the Energizer Bunny on a six pack of Red Bull when it comes to railing on Kenai River Sockeye Salmon. They caught an amazing percentage of the run.
When the arms get sore and the stringer is about to sink the boat, we like to go check on the health of our Kenai River Rainbow Trout. This one seems to be doing quite well.
Tight Lines. Remember that Fishing is not about luck. Enjoy the water wherever you are.