The 2014 fishing season will long be remembered for a number of reasons but perhaps the most timely is how long it lasted. Even now there is still some pretty good fishing to be discovered on the Kenai River. Late November is normally a time when frosty temperatures mean you definitely need to pick your days for venturing out on the water but this fall has been very mild. So far there is no appreciable snow on the ground and a trip out on the Kenai below Skilak Lake will reveal hundreds of bald eagles, and thousands of spawning silver salmon. Spread out amongst the many miles of spawning gravel below the lake, the salmon can be seen swirling at the surface, chasing each other in the shallows and then eventually struggling along the shoreline, in the grasp of an eagle. Behind the spawning silvers lay wild rainbow trout and steelhead. Indeed the Kenai is an entirely different world out there right now vs. peak of summer, but that is the beauty of this amazing river. It has an ever changing spirit that promises something new each time you wet a line. If you are interested in visiting the Kenai Peninsula this coming summer, it is always best to plan as far in advance as possible. Peak dates especially, the best fishing and lodging choices always fill up fast. Also please be on the look out for our 2014-2015 edition of the Kenai Current in the mail sometime around the first of the year. We are always available to assist you in planning your trip so please call or email anytime and we look forward to hearing from you.
Mark and Cindy Glassmaker