News From the River

Red Salmon It was a banner month of fishing for Red Salmon!  There were peaks and valleys, but the overall assessment was awesome.  We did not receive a large run, however, they kept trickling in every day and provided action and limits most days till the...

Rainbow Trout Despite low and cold water the Rainbow Trout fishing on the Middle Kenai was pretty good.  As fishing always goes, some days were better than others.  Plenty of hard charging chrome Trout came to the net, however we didn’t see very many fish over...

King Salmon The regulation change on the Kasilof for this year’s first run of King Salmon discouraged many, and the perceived outlook looked bleak.  It showed, the put in and takeout parking lots had a fraction of trucks and trailers, while the normal congestion on the...

An inspirational essay on the joys of catching Kenai River Rainbow Trout on Streamers Feeling a Kenai Rainbow Trout crush a streamer mid swing is arguably one of the most exciting ways to hook one of these mythical fish.  There are a couple times during the...

We have written many articles about fishing the Kenai River, how to catch Rainbow Trout, and the why’s and where’s. The one thing we haven’t covered, and equally as important as catching fish, is how to properly photo and release the fish. Getting a great photo...

Happy 2014! Weeeeeeeeeeee! Why are we sooooo excited? Well, even number years on the Kenai River = Pink Salmon show up and spawn! You may find yourself thinking that Salmon show up and spawn every year, what’s so special about Pink Salmon? We love them! It’s true!...

The first week of September started off with a bang, our biggest fish of the season came during this time. This can be attributed to the beginning of the Red Salmon spawn and the end of the King Salmon spawn. Water levels were still way...

The best run of early Kenai River Silver Salmon in years showed no sign of slowing down until the last few days of August, even then we still found them, but it just took  a little longer.  Backtrolling sardine wrapped plugs seemed to be the...

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...