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Let the games begin!

We are all happy to be back on the water and enjoying the beautiful Alaskan summer. The joke is the minute the river opens summer ends and it starts raining, but not this year!

Skilak crossing

Skilak Lake crossing.

The Sockeye Salmon are starting to come in, not in high numbers quite yet, but there are out there and we’ve been catching.  It also means that there are just that many more that will be showing up here in the next few weeks.

Father and son spending the day together.  Bring home the Sockeye Salmon!

Father and son spending the day together. Bringing home the Sockeye Salmon!

The Rainbow Trout fishing has been producing as well with plenty of action for everyone.

Mike Evans with Karen and her beautiful Rainbow Trout!

Between the Sockeye Salmon coming in and the Trout fishing, it’s a great time to be out on the water.  Come on down, enjoy the sun and let’s get after it!

We’ve had a great start to the season this week between thoroughly enjoyable clients to fishing that has been producing well.  The weather, though not like it was this spring, has been holding and it’s been fairly mild out there for us.  The Rainbow trout and Dolly Varden has been enjoyable and much like we’d expect this time of year.  And of course what most people are interesting in is the sockeye and they have been appearing in steady numbers.  The count as of now according to the Russian RIver Weir is 4,967.  We have had very happy clients going home with some fresh sockeye and they’ve had a great time getting the opportunity to dance with some of these powerful fish on the ends of their rods.  There have been some big beautiful salmon caught, looking more like the second run sockeye then the typical little silver bullet the first run traditionally yields.

Here's a returning client we had to opportunity to get out on the water again this year.  He brought his dad and boys down for a great day of fishing (and catching!).

Here’s a returning client we had to opportunity to get out on the water again this year. Brian brought his dad and boys down for a great day of fishing (and catching!). Thanks for joining us again!


Happy opener!!

It’s finally here! We have all worked long and hard to get everything ready on our end so that we can get out there and do what we love to do! And today, we are on the water doing just that.

Our first run sockeye have already started coming in and are into the Russian River already. We are having some luck out there catching then on the Kenai today though you have be willing to put in your time. They are the beautiful little silver bullets we love to see though.

Trout fishing is open of course today though I don’t have a report back on that yet I’m sure after the break the river has seen that too should be great. More on that later when the boats come off the river.

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This is what we love to see!