Why was it a tough week? It was a combination of three things: low king numbers, muddy water, and lots of debris fouling up fishing gear. When faced with these conditions I'll cancel fishing trips and direct people to other fisheries where they'll have a better opportunity to catch a fish (Russian River, fly out, saltwater, etc.) Well, I had two different groups scheduled to fish two days each, and I tried cancelling the trips on them. Both groups said they were here, the river wasn't closed to fishing, and they wanted to fish at least one time on the fabled Kenai River. So, that's what we did. Each group spent one day on the river.
In just a few days it will be the summer solstice, the lightest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. In Kenai, the sun will rise at 4:30am and it will set at 11:40pm. The few hours the sun does set it will never truly get dark. I know that summers can be difficult for our visitors who would like to sleep "through the night". But, if sleep is what you are after, come to Alaska in December. Sunrise will be at 10:30am and it will set before 4:00pm. At high noon the sun will not clear the trees. Uffda. I'm not quite sure why I brought this topic up and I should probably just delete the previous paragraph. We have an entire summer and fall to fish yet and I start to talk about winter....
Make sure to come back to the blog next week. It will be about fishing, and I'm sure a few other random thoughts. See you then. Oh, by the way, Happy Father's Day everyone!
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