Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fishing Report Week Ending 7/31/16

It's over. You can close the books on the 2016 Kenai king season. I'm still in a hazy, semi-conscious state of mind and will probably be more objective after a couple of nights of sleep, but I would say this season was pretty darn good.  Not everyone who jumped in my boat caught a fish, but at no time did I feel like the river was "dead" and we wouldn't have a chance at catching a fish. It was nice to have a normal season.

Above is John with the first fish of the week.  It took us awhile to find it but it was worth the wait.
John's brother Lynn followed up with his first Kenai king. Not huge, but scrappy.
Bryanna showed us that girls in pink hats rock!  What a great first fish ever.
Her husband Jared let her catch the first fish, but he had to catch the bigger fish.
Here's Wayne with a first troll in the afternoon fish.  He told me that he's fished with me three times over the past ten years and he's a perfect three for three for kings. How's that for luck?
Tanna had to show her husband that women out fish men on the Kenai.
John said he was happy to let her catch the biggest fish of the day. He's still proud of his fish, though.
The next morning John had the first take down and after a ten minute fight lost the fish at the boat. Not long after that Tanna hooked this fish and once again proved that women catch more fish than men on the Kenai....

They're heeeere.  The pink and silver salmon are starting to show up in decent numbers. Dave kept these two fresh pinks and actually gave me a fillet for the grill.  These are a very good eating salmon when they're fresh. Thanks Dave!

I was hoping the last day of the season would be the day we caught the largest king.  It didn't happen. In fact, we had six good bites and we're unable to convert them into catches. Rats.  Colton, pictured above, ended the king season with a silver salmon.  A great omen for the months to come.

August 2nd is the first day that I'll be able to guide for silver and pink salmon. Come on back next week to see how it goes.

Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an awesome way to end your King season. Looks like you had a lot of fun.