February 2016 - Alaska Fishology - Kenai River Salmon Fishing Guide
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February 2016

Alaska King Salmon Fishing

When is the Best Time to Visit Alaska?

"When is the best time to be there?"  This is probably the most common question I get from prospective visitors.  It seems like such a simple question, and one would likely expect a very simple answer… No such luck.  There are positives and negatives to every time of the year on the Kenai Peninsula, with dozens of factors to consider before finalizing your decision.  Below I have outlined what I believe are the 5 major factors to consider before you purchase those airline tickets to head north.   What Species of Fish Do You Want to Catch?  - The species that are available varies dramatically throughout the season.  If you’ve always dreamed of coming to Alaska and catching a King Salmon on the Kenai Peninsula, for example, then you’d be more than disappointed if...

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Never Leave Your Bugs at Home

On a recent fishing trip to the middle Kenai River, I was reminded of a lesson I learned many years ago.  This lesson though, is one that most Alaskan anglers have yet to learn for themselves.  Don’t ever leave your bugs at home! Alaska has a healthy reputation for being a bead and flesh fishery when it comes to trout, and for good reason.  One of the main reasons Alaskan trout grow to the ridiculous proportions that they do has very much to do with the all-you-can-eat protein buffet they receive every year in the form of salmon eggs and salmon flesh littering the river.  This food source is available for a good portion of the year as the different species and runs of salmon cycle through the river systems, leaving behind...

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