July Update

This past July was a solid month of great weather and fishing. Red salmon, trophy Rainbow Trout, and Halibut kept rods bent and smiles on our clients faces.  If you are looking for some of the best opportunities in sport fishing consider July as a time to experience what Alaskan waters have to offer. 

Trout

This past July was a solid month of great weather and fishing. Red salmon, trophy Rainbow Trout, and Halibut kept rods bent and smiles on our clients faces.  If you are looking for some of the best opportunities in sport fishing consider July as a time to experience what Alaskan waters have to offer. 

Early July fished strong for Rainbow Trout on the Kenai.  The perfect conditions during June helped keep the bite great into the beginning of July.  As usual the bite from the 8thish – 15thish gets a bit scratchy, but the last two weeks of July can and will rival fall trout fishing! 

If you are looking to fill the freezer with salmon and take part in world- class trophy Trout fishing the last 2 weeks of July is for you.  We have written several blogs and articles about this topic, the end of July is a sleeper trophy trout fishery and is worth your time to check it out!

Red Salmon

We have two great options to keep anglers on Red salmon.  Early July we prefer to target the Upper Kasilof, this section is drift boat only and offers anglers a stunning landscape making you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.  The run is usually in full swing during this time and limits happen frequently.

Mid to end of July we move over to the Kenai to target the larger Reds (9-12lbs)  usually by the 12thth the run is strong and limits are happening on a frequent basis, as was the case this year.

King Salmon

Due to the continued decline of the King Salmon population on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers Drift Away Fishing has decided to not participate in targeting the late-run (2nd run) of Kings on either river.