Alaska’s trout are have fattened up by October and trophy fish are hooked daily. Rainbows and Dollys occupy the same areas while presenting their own unique challenges to fishermen. While Dollys will stick to the rivers bottoms in a fight, the acrobatic Rainbows will jump and dance across the waters surface.
Steelhead are also still found in October as they prepare to winter in the rivers of Alaska , after a summer spent in the ocean
While the cool temperatures of October may discourage the faint of heart, it shouldn’t. The fishing is still spectacular.
The crowds of summer have subsided and you can often feel that you are the only person in the entire wilderness. The feeling of space is incredible.
Wet weather can commonly blow into the Kenai Peninsula from the North Pacific during October. Appropriate clothing is a necessity for anyone planning to spend time outdoors. With good preparations, inclement weather should present little trouble.