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Pink Years are… the best?

Pink Years are… the best?

Believe it or not, the topic of pink salmon, aka “humpy”, is actually a bit of a controversial one here on the Kenai River.  Some people love them. Others wish they didn’t exist. The conundrum of the pink salmon is that although they invade the river by the millions...

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Playing It By Ear

Playing It By Ear

The challenge of trying to "think like a fish" by anticipating exactly where, when, and what those fish will bite is a riddle that occupies an unreasonable amount of cerebral tissue in most angler's brains. Personally, I spend an embarrassing amount of time thinking...

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Outfitter Envy

Outfitter Envy

Setting up epic fishing vacations for people from all over the world is one of the greatest jobs that exists. I’m extremely grateful every time I am lucky enough to make a visitor’s dreams come true with a well-executed itinerary, allowing them to live out their once...

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September for the Win

September for the Win

You might get tired of hearing me saying this, but...SEPTEMBER IS AWESOME! Below are just a few of the many reasons why you simply can't beat fall on the Kenai... . No Crowds - The majority of the fisheries here on the Kenai Peninsula are accessible by road, so during...

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2020 Photo-Review

2020 Photo-Review

Tourism and Coronavirus don’t necessarily mix well. As a result, 2020 was a “different” kind of year here in the Last Frontier. Thanks to our local following along with many determined guests from the lower 48 - while the world was in a state of chaos, we had a great...

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Guides Should be Clients too!

Guides Should be Clients too!

I’ll never forget my first time being guided. It felt pretty weird if I’m being honest, mostly because I’m so accustom to being the guy that does everything. I bring the gear, I drive the boat, I tie the knots, and I am the so-called expert. Having someone else rig my...

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May 2020 Update Fishology & Orca Lodge

May 2020 Update Fishology & Orca Lodge

As you might expect, we've been getting plenty of questions from our scheduled and potential guests in recent weeks, asking about how COVID-19 might effect their ability to travel to Alaska and/or stay & fish with us this season. The honest answer to that question...

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Social Distancing and Fishing

Social Distancing and Fishing

. The profound effect COVID-19 is having on our world cannot and should not be minimized, but amidst all the doom and gloom there's certainly something to be said for being able to find a bright spot. . I found a bright spot this week. . Fishing is most definitely my...

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Kenai River Combo Fishing

Kenai River Combo Fishing

Great river guides have a few principles that set them apart from their competitors. One of those principles is that they are willing & ready to turn just about any river-fishing trip into a “combo” trip. Many times a guest comes to the Kenai River with a very...

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