Foggy mornings and the fireweed plumage is beginning to drop. It can only mean that summer is coming to an end on the Kenai peninsula. Summer of 2020, I hardly knew ya…
After reviewing my fishing forecast for Blinn Week Number 2, I was mostly right. The pink salmon fishing was incredible, but by the end of the week it was difficult to find enough silvers to fill out a boat limit. Is the first silver run over? Time will tell.
On to the report.
Here are Clint, Matt, Robert, and Ron starting Blinn Week Number 2 on the right foot. We found plenty of pinks and silvers on this day.
The next day was more of the same. Here are Shane, Gary, Mike, and Don showing off their morning catch.
Here’s the motleyist of the motley crew. That’s Gary Blinn and Jo Ray in the front row. It’s hard to believe, but the two of them have been making the trek to Alaska to fish for 24 years. Griff and Steve (standing) are not far behind. Griff has been coming since 2002, Steve, since 2004.
On the second to the last day of Blinn Week Number 2, I fished with Cody, Steve, and Brandon. They had no problem finding plenty of pink salmon, and catching their daily silver salmon limit.
On the final day of Blinn Week Number 2, I fished Shane, Mike, Gary, and Don, for a second time. We found the pink salmon, but struggled to find the silvers. We ended up with two silvers for the day (sorry, no photos).
Before my forecast for Blinn Week Number 3, I have to post another Kenai moose picture. Will it ever stop? I hope not…
Based on how the week ended (2 silvers), I’m hoping the low silver tally was just a hiccup and we’re not on the back side of the first run. It’s going to transition soon, but it would be nice if a steady daily run continued into the September second run. One thing that will be certain for Blinn Week Number 3, we’ll fish hard, swap a few stories, and enjoy our time together on the water. Making memories is what it’s all about.
See you next week for the final 2020 Blinn report.