Fishing in Alaska in August

As the Alaskan summer evolves in August, so too do the fishing opportunities....

Alaska Fishing in August

Early August marks the end of the second run of Red Salmon on the Kenai, but from early August we also start to see the numbers of Silver Salmon, in Alaska , increasing as they begin migrating up the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers . Typically we will be catching Silvers weighing from 10-14 pounds, from early August and throughout the month. These hard fighting fish are extremely rewarding to catch and very aggressive.

Alaskan Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing begin to get very productive in August. As the Salmon move onto their beds, Kenai rainbows move in quickly behind the spawning salmon, feeding greedily on loose salmon eggs and flesh. High numbers of hungry trout make August a great month for those who want to have a great day on the water.

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August on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

August on the Kenai Peninsula is an showcase for what Alaska has to offer. The summer light has swollen the rivers and brought the forests to their ripest point of the year. Rich patches of wildflowers are interspersed with a variety of wild berries and greens. This, in turn, provides an ample harvest for all of Alaska ’s wildlife. The Kenai Peninsula ’s bears and moose, alike, are not only feeding their young but also storing energy for leaner winter months. Eagles enjoy a feast of spawned out salmon and the discarded portions of fish left by fishermen.

As August comes to an end, cooler temperatures return but the fishing continues.


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