Sunday, June 19, 2016
Fishing Report Week Ending 6/19/16
On to the fishing report. My first real trip of the year happened on Thursday. Beaver Creek regular Rob Hunsaker came with his son Jarred, and four other friends. Only a few trolls into our morning, Max had a hook up at the Toilet Hole.
The big news for the week happened on Friday when the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the early run Kenai king escapement goals had been met and they were reopening the river to retention of king salmon on Saturday, June 18th. I was guiding Debbie, Bill, Don, and Ben on Friday and Saturday and they were excited to have the option of actually keeping a king salmon to eat. On Friday, the fishing was okay. Debbie hooked into a fish on our first troll but we lost it at a net lengths away from the boat. Not too long after that Bill fought a fish, but it too came off just as the leader became visible. Finally, Debbie did get a fish to the net and it was gently released to continue it's journey to the the Promised Land.
What's on tap for the week ahead? I do have a couple of trips on the books. Come back next week to find out how the Kenai treated us.
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