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irfishing
08-22-2008, 09:50 AM
Off to Alaska tomorrow. Looking to try to fool a few trout and silver salmon.
Although it is the rainy season,we have been assured that the fishing is great. "Just be sure to bring the rain suit".
Will post a report when we return.

Flyfishjeep
08-22-2008, 10:26 PM
Wow, what a trip! Make sure your camera is working. We are all expecting a full and detailed report from a trip like that. Enjoy!

Redfish62
08-23-2008, 07:05 PM
Good luck!
Dispite the rain it is a great time to fish Alaska bulk of the turist are droping off and the bows and varden are getting fat on eggs.
I wish I was going with you!

David Knapp
08-23-2008, 09:15 PM
I'm jealous! Sounds like a great trip...hope you have a blast...

irfishing
09-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Alaska, what a great place! Fabulous views, lots of wildlife and fish.

My son and I spent a week fishing on the Kenai river and the streams which feed into it. This is water that comes from melted snow and ice in the mountains. Very cold if you take a swim. Weather was good all week. We used a guide three days and fished on our own three days.

The sockeye salmon were near the end of their spawning. Red in color and in every stream. This is an example.


http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/SockeyeSalmon2Mod1.jpg%5B/IMG%5D




We also had a medium distance encounter with bears on three different days, a black and two browns. Here is one joining us fishing on the Kenai.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/BrownBearMod1.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/BrownBearMod1.jpg%5B/IMG%5D


We caught sockeye salmon (no fun at this stage of their life), pink salmon, silver salmon, rainbows, vardens and a couple of mountain white fish. We fished six of the seven days and caught fish every day until my wrist almost gave up on me. Didn't always have the camera with us. But here are a couple of photos.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/Elton2.jpg%5B/IMG%5D


http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/JeffreyandCharlie.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/Elton2.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/JeffreyandCharlie.jpg%5B/IMG%5D
Hope I have used the correct procedure to include photographs. If not, I will try again later.

The only negative about the trip was that it takes a long time in a airplane seat to get there and to return. And unlike the past, now the crew wants you to say seated. No roaming the isle or standing in the service area.

irfishing
09-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Well the photos didn't load.
Will have talk to Paula for a tutorial.
Later post.

Redfish62
09-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Glad you had a great trip I have been looking forward to your report.
I have fished that area and you are making me want to go some kind of bad.
Try the picts again I would love to see them.

irfishing
09-12-2008, 09:47 PM
Can't get photos via the edit option. So will try a new post. Should not make any difference, but will try.

Reds in a stream.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/SockeyeSalmon2Mod1.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/SockeyeSalmon2Mod1.jpg%5B/IMG%5D



Bear in the river.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/BrownBearMod1.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

Example of fish.

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/Elton2.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/%5BIMG%5Dhttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa172/ertcrt/JeffreyandCharlie.jpg%5B/IMG%5D

Hope this works!

irfishing
09-12-2008, 09:57 PM
Man, I give up on the photos for now. :mad:
Maybe later.............

Paula Begley
09-13-2008, 09:47 AM
irfishing

Call me...I'll help you. 865/448-9459.

Paula

DannyV
07-13-2010, 12:04 PM
Can't beat Alaska and late august early September is the time to go, especially for the Kenai! Tourist season drops off and the trout/dolly varden fishing really picks up (not that it was ever slow). I spent a summer working at a fly fishing lodge and living on the banks of the Kenai in a tent. Great times. I will go back.

Catch these guys after work:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2650834343_54e56d8e3f.jpg

Home Sweet Home for the summer:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/2651529384_19478a1a0a.jpg

If you are young, just graduated school, or in-between jobs for the summer I really suggest looking into seasonal employment. You get paid to live and work somewhere beautiful with active like minded people who love to explore. Work hard play hard attitudes.

The Principal
07-13-2010, 12:39 PM
irfishing,
I also just got back from Alaska. Great fishing on the Naknek River just out of King Salmon.
We had a great King day and cought lots of Big Rainbow , lots of Sockeye and lots of Grayling. Would send pics but after several trys have given up on trying to send them.
Saw lots of Big Grizs. and rather large Wolf and a moose family swimming across the river.

dbutler080263
07-15-2010, 03:11 PM
i am preparing a trip to alaska. Wanting to do a fly in. Does any one know of a good guide that they may of had a good experience with? don't know exactly where i may be going. Just doing the research for now. looking at next August. i read that was a great time to go. There are so many guides listed online that it is hard to determine who will do us a good job.

Thanks for any information.

I read on line that the fishing at Wolf Creek dam - Cumberland river is really good right now and that the information people have been reading online about the dam may not be correct. Sure would like to go.

Instead headed to Little river.

The Principal
07-15-2010, 08:32 PM
dbutler,
Check out the Naknek River Camp website. Very reasonable with daily guides
and fly outs are availible. Been there the last two years. You have to be careful
you can have a bad time. These folks are top notch. Nothing fancy but solid service
at a reasonable price.

dbutler080263
07-16-2010, 10:13 AM
Thanks Principal
it really is great that there are people like you. the advice / information that you give saves us valueable time and money and in return makes the trip more enjoyable.

ruggerfly
07-16-2010, 11:23 AM
The following link is to a guide on the Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska. He also has various lodging accommodations at reasonable prices for Alaska (also has a tackle shop on site). Great guy and can customize your trip. Great area were you can fish the Russian River or the Kenai River. I like this area, because I can explore and fish on my own too (I am more of a do it your selfer). I fly into Anchorage and then rent a car to drive down to the area. One big draw back to the Kenai River (at the mouth of the Russian River) is that it is often combat fishing. Lots of bears, so bring some protection.

http://salmonrunlodge.com/index.html

The Principal
07-16-2010, 11:24 AM
dbutler,
I talked to several guys in the airport last week who got shafted by their outfitter
and weren't happy with their guides. That trip even at the best costs to much for a
bad experience. Drop me an email at pmcwhorter@tds.net [paul McWhorter] I will give you more info on this camp, then you can look around and make up your mind after that.
Paul

dbutler080263
07-16-2010, 02:28 PM
Thanks Rugger fly i will check that out. Just got back from the Big Horn 3 weeks ago. Water is way up from the snow melt. Caught way to many fish. If anyone wants to go there i know of a great outstanding guide named John. He is old but still very agile. Knows where all the fish are. A very outstanding trip!!!!!!!!!!

irfishing
07-17-2010, 11:24 AM
Wow! It is interesting that a two year old thread is revived.

Danny V glad you had a good experience working and fishing in Alaska. Good to know that the Kenai is fishing good. I didn't go to Alaska last year, fished the Bow river in Canada, but will be in Alaska for a week next month. Fishing the Kenai and Russian rivers and a fly out to the Wolverine creek area.

Will give a report when back in Tennessee. Maybe this time (with Paula's help) will have success posting photographs.http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif

DannyV
07-23-2010, 12:02 PM
I worked just a few miles from the russian river confluence (Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge). The area around the russian river ferry is very crowded (Definition of combat fishing). IMHO if you are doing any DIY days take the russian ferry across and walk downstream away from the Russian river confluence. Less than a mile walk will get you away from the pistol toting bud slamming anchorage crowds into relative solitude, and just as many fish. Bear city though so just be prepared to act wisely. As for the Russian I never actually fished up it myself. The water is clear rather than the glacial blue of the Kenai which is nice. Plus the Russian is easily accessible from the Russian River campground which is cheaper than taking the ferry. You can walk downstream like I mentioned above from the campground and skip the ferry it is just a longer walk.

Russian River Bears with salmon.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2650795755_725601e349.jpg

My Buddy fishing 25 Yards from the rr confluence note the mixing of clear and cloudy water.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2651533672_56d0b10113.jpg

Grampus
07-28-2010, 11:07 PM
i am preparing a trip to alaska. Wanting to do a fly in. Does any one know of a good guide that they may of had a good experience with? don't know exactly where i may be going. Just doing the research for now. looking at next August. i read that was a great time to go. There are so many guides listed online that it is hard to determine who will do us a good job.

Thanks for any information.

I read on line that the fishing at Wolf Creek dam - Cumberland river is really good right now and that the information people have been reading online about the dam may not be correct. Sure would like to go.

Instead headed to Little river.
dbutler:

I can tell you who NOT to use. In '06 I took a fly out to Lake Creek with Regal Air Service out of Anchorage. The WORST guide, I've ever been around. He didn't help, wouldn't offer any flies, after lunch, he walked off and took a nap!

A guide I highly recommend for a float trip on the Kenai, if you choose to take one, is with Tom Murray www.driftfishalaska.com (http://www.driftfishalaska.com). Been with him a couple of times and he will put you on the fish!

Feel free to e-mail me if you need any info on the Kenai Peninsula area. Be glad to help.

grampusjim@comcast.net