Saturday, October 08, 2011

Upper Kenai 10/7/2011

Second time ever on the Upper Kenai River.  Last time I got skunked.  This time I managed to hook 7 fish and landed 2.  Nice chunky rainbows.  The largest was probably around 20 inches.  Took me over 6 minutes to land it on my 4wt.  Most likely due to the fact that I rarely use a flyrod.

I threw everything I had and I got hits on a light pink 6mm bead and a mottled pink 8mm bead.  I couldn't buy a hit on flesh flies.  I still have not caught anything on them.

It's enjoyable, and on a 4wt, the rainbows definitely battle.  I'm still not convinced that this is better than fishing Kings!  But cosnidering it's mid October, this is a nice float with potential for decent fish.  It certainly is a great fishery for when the Ocean is too rough for feeder kings.

Going to hit it again tomorrow for a half day then i got to run back and put on a tux for the Mayor's Ball...waders and drysuits are so much more comfortable.....

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