I’ll start with the bad news. The red salmon run has fizzled out on the lower Kenai River.
Now the good. The red run has been replaced with a bazillion pink salmon (and a few silvers).
When you think about catching a fish on every cast, this is when you want to be here.
Danielle gets the opening photo all to herself. She caught the first silver salmon limit of the season in my boat.
Now, the rest of her crew with their limits of pink salmon. From left to right is Danielle, Robert Daniel, Clifton, and Robert Allen.
Same crew, different day, same results.
Three years ago these guys fished for silvers with me. The fishing was decent, but they asked about the best time with the most action. I suggested they come in August on an even year for non stop catching. That’s exactly what they signed up for and that’s exactly what the mighty Kenai River delivered. I do love it when a plan comes together.
Last year I fished with Tavish and Allie and we limited out on silvers. We weren’t as fortunate this year, but a river full of pinks made them forget about the lack of silver salmon.
I finished the week fishing Shane, Jenny, Chris, and Matt. They’ve been catching plenty of pink salmon on their own, and wanted to focus on silvers. This was the one and only silver for the day. Congrats, Shane, on a beautiful fish.
No words needed here…..
I get excited every time I get to fish, but the next three weeks are going to be a lot of fun both on and off the water. For 24 years, Gary Blinn has been bringing a group to our cabins to experience all things Alaska. They’ll do saltwater fishing trips, trout fishing trips, fly-in remote fishing trips, and lower river trips. I feel fortunate to be handling the latter. As crazy as this summer has been, it’s great to see old friends (and meeting a few new ones too!). I can’t wait for the days ahead.
See you next week with stories and photos from Blinn Week Number One.