02 Jul June in Retrospect
From the Beginning
The 1st run Kasilof King Salmon fishing came out swinging in early June. Most days several Kings were boated, and always a few got away. The guides of Drift Away Fishing all thought that this was one of the better starts in the past few years, despite low predictions.
As we slid into the second week of June King Salmon were still making a steady push into the Kasilof. Guides and clients were happy with the results. One of the highlights of the first run was the lack of boats on the river. With the Kenai River only allowing catch and release for Kings many folks were wondering how that would affect the Kasilof in terms of additional pressure.
Mid June Rainbow Trout Opener
June 11 marks the opening of Rainbow Trout fishing on the Kenai River. Out the gates the Trout fishing was great, probably one of the best Junes in years. Drift Away Fishing was consistently catching well over 20 Rainbows a day and some days seeing 40+ fish! On top of that the Kenai Rainbows were exceptionally fat, resembling fall size on many occasions. Why more people are not taking advantage of an awesome experience and great fishery is a mystery to us. It seems like the Rainbow Trout fight harder during this time, offering a thrill to the beginner to expert angler.
This is the End
It is typical that as June moves into the 3rd and 4th week the King Salmon fishing becomes spotty, however Drift Away Fishing was still seeing plenty of action.
Fish and Game shut the Kenai down to King Salmon fishing due to one of the lowest returns in years, as a result the Kasilof was limited to single hook artificial lure only.
Even with a curve ball thrown at us, we were still able to entice the elusive King Salmon into biting.
Kenai River Rainbow Trout
The end of June showed no signs of the Kenai River Trout fishing slowing down. The Rainbows remained active and fat. As mentioned above, this was one of the best Junes in years. As July approaches we are still enjoying great weather, hard charging Rainbows, and sharing experiences that last a lifetime!
Stay posted as Drift Away Fishing will be doing weekly reports for the rest of the 2013 fishing season!