If you like a lot of action, this was the week to be on the Kenai. Between bank fishing and dipnetting, there were plenty of red and pink salmon for all.
One thing I have found about a king closure is that bank fishing is a much more peaceful experience than fishing from a boat. There is a certain tranquility you get when you have a gravel bar to yourself. Instead of hearing the constant buzz of outboard motors running, you’re left with your thoughts and the sounds of flowing water. Well, it’s peaceful until someone yells, “fish on!”
I started the week fishing Oregonian’s Sarah and Martin. Since they came from salmon country, they had no problem catching their limit. Hey guys, it was a lot of fun and I’ll see you again next year.
Steve, Tina, and Frank, are not from salmon country (Texas), and had no problem mastering the art of flossing for salmon. The missing person from this quartet was Cindy. She was recovering from a brief medical episode and could not join us on this day. I know she’ll be a 100% the next time she’s back in Alaska.
Jane and I got in on the action this past week too. Two red salmon limits in less than hour.
I finished the week dipnetting with my college buddy Steve, his son Kellen, and their friends Tyler and Bryce. The dipnetting wasn’t fast and furious, but steady enough to get a nice pile of fish.
What would a Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service fishing report be without another moose picture? This girl decided to cool herself off in front of the dock.
For the week ahead I plan on fishing for reds until the run fizzles out. There are a few silvers starting to show, so we’ll give them a try. If the above fails, there are plenty of pinks to keep us busy.
I love the first week of August. It’s always an interesting overlap of salmon species.
See you next week.