The Nushagak was on fire this year with an average of 70 kings a day per boat. Lots of fish into the 30 pound range and a few into the 40's. Biggest fish so far has been 46 pounds.
The King fishing has been awesome with the best techniques being plug pulling, diver and bait and bobber dogging. When pulling plugs use wiggle warts in silver/chart, silver/red, chart/green. Wordens maglips have been great in silver/chart and silver/red combos.
Diver and bait with eggs behind a spin-n-glo or a spinner blade has been good.
Bobber dogging eggs with a corkie and two hooks was the ticket today.
For Chums a float and jig combo in pink jigs has been the go to deal.
Fly fishing for kings has been great fishing our flash fly or a wombat.
The season is over and we will be updating the reports next june of 2012.
Kenai River - July 2nd, 2007
supplied by: Fishwest Outfitters FISHING: Great
Upper Kenai/Russian River- Sockeye Salmon fishing is slow to fair with small numbers being caught. Limits are hard to come by until the second run Sockeye show in the coming few weeks. Standard Russian River Coho flies are the best bet casted quartering upstream and drifted along bottom or swung across current on the bottom. Use a lighter color fly during the day and a darker color fly during the early and late hours. Be sure to drift along the bottom. Rainbow trout fishing has been good on the Russian River and Upper Kenai. Try Flesh flies in frosted,flesh,orange and glo bugs in Illiamna Pinky,McRoe,Shrimp Pink colors bounced along the bottom on a tight line Czech nymph style or fished dead drift under a strike indicator. Also try swinging leeches or sculpins. Middle Kenai- Second run sockeye are beginning to show in small numbers with the main body roughly a week away. Trout fishing has been picking up. Try leeches,sculpins,flesh and egg patterns for trout. Lower Kenai-First run King salmon is slowing down with fair numbers still being caught. King's are starting to turn a bit blushed but chromers are still available if your willing to work for one. Second run Sockeye are showing and Second run King salmon are about a week to a week and a half out. Fly fishing for King Salmon on the Kenai is not common but can be done out of a boat. If you find a guide willing use larger flies in 3/0 hook size minimum such as Super Prawns and Intruders. The main body of Kings have been taken from boat drifting cured salmon roe,backbouncing roe,backtrolling kwikfish plugs and backtrolling spin&gloes and roe. Report provided by Jerry Herrod
Aniak River - September 9th, 2006
supplied by: Aniak River Lodge RECORDED:57 °FISHING: Great
We ended our Season on a high note this week! Our Rainbow folks really didn't have to work too hard to see some excellent size fish. Our biggest fish checked in at 27"x16", & we saw many each day over 24"! Silver fishing was very slow, probobly due to the August river conditions. They peaked @ the end of last week. Although they were still there to be caught in the beginning of the week by the end they had really slowed down. Bright sunny days & big 'Bows more than made up for that! Thanks for a great season. See you here in 2007!
Agulowak River - August 1st, 2006
supplied by: Alaska Kingfishers, Bear Claw Group LLC RECORDED:44 °FISHING: Excellent
As we come to the end of the 2006 season the Agulowak river was still pumping out Sockeyes, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and Arctic Char. The Agulowak had the largest Sockeye run in history of record keeping at a amazing 4,024,000 Sockeyes in one monthes time. With numbers like this you can only imagine what the fishing was like. The Sockeyes were so numerous that it was like fishing in a Hatchery. Clients averaged an easy 60 fish a morning before we went trout fishing.
The Trout fishing was fantastic with lots of rainbows in the 20" range falling to Leeches, Drys and Nymphs. Along with the trout where lots of hungery Arctic Grayling to the 18" range.
The Arctic Char fishing this season was awesome with a big out pouring of Sockeye smolts. The fishing with Flies or Jigs was unsurpassed with a fish on every cast and fish to 10 pounds you just cant beat that kind of fishing.
Alaska Kigfishers would like to thank all of you who fished with us this season. Thank you for the great time and we look forward to seeing you all next year.
Craig - July 15th, 2004
supplied by: Pacific Northwest Sportfishing FISHING: Great
The king salmon numbers have dropped dramatically since the mayhem of June, but there have been some huge chinook caught here in our waters lately. Sam Peters, a local captain who we send folks out with, was fishing with Keith Webb of Klawoch on Friday and boated a 76 pound chinook at Cape Ulitka. In addition to Sam's monster, the reader board for that one day went 76, 67, 61, 59, and so forth on down the line. That batch of fish came and went all in one day and it wasn't long before we went back to scratching out our kings again.
Silvers have moved in and if a person wanted to limit the boat out on them it wouldn't take much. King fishing, however, has been a different story. We've really been working for our kings since the July 1st opener and things will remain that way until we get out next push of kings from the north. Should be any time for those guys to show up.
Halibut fishing has been off the charts this week and we haven't spent more than an hour and a half each day getting limits of 30 to 60 pound 'buts. Larger halibut have also moved into the salmon grounds and two unlucky souls fishing close to us yesterday (7/11) got to reel in 190 and 240 pound halibut yesterday on their salmon rods. Fortunately for us the biggest we had to crank in on one of the salmon rods was a mere 60 pounds. Hook a big halibut like that and the king salmon bite can come and go wilst you toil away cranking up that grand piano.
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