September Silvers, Bears and Trout!
As we move into the second week of September, the early run of Kenai silver salmon has definitely passed through and newly arriving and much larger late run silvers are making their presence known. Fishing for these big bright coho has been very good so far and this great fishing should persist well into late September. Along with the epic silver fishing, we have also seen some great trout fishing. Recent rains have colored the Kenai some and slowed the trout success in the last few days but we have still seen some very nice rainbows come to the net lately. As the fall weather gets colder, the river should clean up and drop and this will improve the rainbow fishing greatly.
Halibut fishing in Cook Inlet is all but done for the season but we have still been finding some good fishing from Homer when the weather cooperates. As is typically the case, fall weather has prevented the boats from getting out into the Gulf of Alaska on a number of days so far this month, but when they do get out, fishing has been good.
Steelhead are beginning to show on the lower Kenai Peninsula Rivers such Deep Creek, Ninilchik and the Anchor. These rivers can become unfishable after fall rain storms but once they drop into shape, the fishing can be excellent for both chrome bright steelhead and dolly varden.
Fly Out fishing to Crescent Lake has been excellent for those looking to fish a more remote location this fall. The silver run has been super strong and bear viewing has also been very good.
As we head toward the final month of our fishing season, we expect some of the best fishing of the year is yet to come. Stay posed for more fishing reports and awesome pictures and meanwhile enjoy the past week to ten day’s worth of images below: