01 Aug Alaska King Salmon
King Salmon fishing on the Kasilof River during the 3rd week was nothing short of awesome. Happy clients and nice native Alaska Kings was commonplace. Nigel found two big fish that were measured, photographed, and RELEASED! Drift Away Fishing is always very excited when we can release big fish so they can spawn and spread their genetics for future generations of Alaska King Salmon fishing
There were a couple days of extremely high tides, which made for some tougher fishing, but the guides of Drift Away Fishing persevered and made rods bend. As the week unfolded tides dropped, and the fish came charging in. We ended the season with each guide getting several opportunities at fish and some legends were hooked, but did the big fish thing and kept heading up river to spawn. It is very humbling to get spanked by a big powerful fish! As always it is sad to see King season come to an end, but exciting to think about the next year to hurry up and get here.
Kenai River Rainbow Trout
Well the theme of great Rainbow Trout fishing on the Kenai River since its opening on June 11 has not slowed! We are ecstatic about the quality of fish and numbers of fish hooked. Most think that Rainbow Trout fishing in July is not that good…check out our photos, the proof is in the pudding. Fact: we can find big Trout and good numbers all through July. Week 3 and week 4 displayed mid September quality! We highly encourage you to fish with us during this time to see for yourself. Our guests did not complain about catching world class Rainbow Trout when it was 70 and sunny! The best part? August and September are right around the corner, we still have openings in the end of August and early September. Book now before it is too late!
Kenai River Red Salmon
As always the Reds are show pleaser and freezer filler. Week 3 and 4 delivered great Sockeye Salmon fishing on the Kenai as usual. If fast action and delicious Salmon are what you are thinking about then get on board for a great trip on the Kenai! Better yet? Why not book a Trout/Red Salmon combo trip on the Kenai River for the full mind melter experience.