On another lake this past week we targeted rainbow trout. The action was steady with the morning being best. All of the trout we caught were between 18"-21" which is a nice size for trout coming out of a lake. The picture above is Mike showing off the fish he was keeping for dinner. In the Kenai Peninsula you're allowed to keep five rainbow trout caught in a lake and only one of the five can be over 20".
Last but not least for this report was one last fishing trip to the Russian River for red salmon. It was definitely past it's peak but with perseverance fish were caught.
Starting Tuesday, July 2nd I'll be back to king salmon fishing on the Kenai River. The only change in the management plan is the Alaska Department of Fish and Game decided to begin the second run without bait. The purpose of this order was to help minimize the harvest of late, first run salmon that are in the river. Bait definitely makes every fisherman better but I'm happy that the Kenai is open for business again. Bring on the second run!
I thought I'd end this post with a video clip from the master, Virgil Ward. Enjoy!