A dream comes true.

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  1. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    My wife's cousin bought a place on the Kenai river in Alaska.I was telling one of my daughter's I would love to go after I was invited by my wife's cousin.My daughter called him up and ask him when was the best time to go.He said mid July. Next thing I knew I had a ticket for July 11 to the 23rd.Already have a float trip for Rainbows and trips for Red's .Sliver's and Haddock Can not wait
     
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    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice piece of luck. I hope those fish wear you out! Good Luck!
     
  3. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    I caught my first king on the Kenai in 1961, I was six. I’ve fished Alaska, even after dad got transferred back to America, every year but two since. Alaska gets in your blood, enjoy your trip.
     
  4. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    Fun place....but fishing is only part of the fun....indian creek gold panning is a blast too....digging in the creek we found a lot of gold....under boulders and rootwads......fishing was good...but everybody was catchng fish...i liked finding the gold...something no one else has ever seen with their naked eye.....mine..mine I telya.....all mine......
     
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  5. lilharcher

    lilharcher Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately the Kenai is no where near it used to be 10+ years ago for Kings but plenty of other things to do.
     
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  6. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    If you haven’t already purchased your license, do so on line. You’ll have the option of getting weekly fishing up dates from the various regions. Should help pass the time until you go.
    I commend you booking for rainbows, the Kenai is second only the Naknek and Kvichak for bows. Really between the three it’s just a matter of luck. Regardless, 30 inch class pure wild rainbows are pretty exciting. Not everyone catches one but they are there.
    If there is anyway to swing it, get yourself in a float plane to a remote trout, char grayling destination. Nothing like hooking 24 fish in 25 casts. I know it’s expensive but the adventure is worth it.
    In any event have fun, fishing is fishing so take in the whole adventure.
     
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  7. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    What is a float plane run
     
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    Mmmm, fresh Haddock shore lunch.
     
  9. Peddler 76

    Peddler 76 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been to Rocky Point Resort in Petersburg twice, both fantastic trips! Great people and great fishing! Did I mention the food was fantastic!
     
  10. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    I don’t have any numbers for down there on the Kenai. What you’ll want to do is buddy up with some other folks to fill a plane. Ball park $800 an hour.
     
  11. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    Just got back.Was invited to come back any time.Big mistake
     

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  12. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Wow Fantastic !!!!!!! When can we come over for lunch , Great on you and your Cousins !!! Cheers
     
  13. Dpmj

    Dpmj Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you had a great time good for. Thanks for the pictures
     
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  14. dmj

    dmj Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is "WOW". Bet you are counting the days until you can return. Thank you for sharing.