Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fishing Report Week Ending 9/30/18


Moonset on the Kenai
The run is done.

And so is my 2018 guiding season.

If I haven't done so already, I would like to thank everyone who experienced the roller coaster of a fishing season with me. The fishing was just that....fishing. However, what remained constant were the great people that passed through my boat. I am very fortunate to do what I do and can't wait until the 2019 season arrives.
So, how was the last week of the season? One word describes it....cold. Not only the fishing, but the temperatures as well.
If you know of anyone who makes heated boat seats, I'd like their number...
Tuesday evening was my first trip of the week. It was for only a couple of hours. Tim, Gregg, Paul 1, Paul 2, and Matt ended up catching one silver salmon. Considering we only fished one spot for a short period of time, I figured our trip the next morning would be much better. It wasn't. That's Paul, Gregg, and Matt finishing up a quiet day on the water with no fish. Thanks guys, I enjoyed your company and conversations.
I couldn't let my day end like that so I called Dan and Mary Meyer to see if they wanted to help me find at least one fish (it's a blessing and a curse to be competitive). Mary came through with this beautiful silver.
My last trip of the year was scheduled on Friday with my my college buddy Dan and his daughter Katie. Since the lower river had been slow, I decided the best use of our time would be to fish further up river. I called my friend Boo for a middle river fishing report and he said it's been okay. He also said he didn't have a trip on Friday and would graciously take the three of us up there. How could I not pass up that offer? Well, what had been okay fishing definitely dropped off. At least Katie was able to find this fish. It didn't surprise me in the least.

Well, that's all folks. It's hard to type this, but this is it for the official 2018 fishing reports. It's now time to shut everything down and get ready for winter (gulp). It doesn't mean I still won't be fishing, though. I just won't be guiding. When I do get out again, I'll make sure to share my adventure.

See you next week.








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1 comment:

George French said...

Fishing is fishing but being on the Kenai River with Kenai Keith is priceless. It’s been in honor joining you on cold morning runs, hearing the hand raising stories and witnessing your unwavering commitment to your chosen profession. Many thanks to Beaver Creek Cabins and Guide service for providing my family and friends and all your other clients the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Hope the two of you have a restful and peaceful winter. See you on the Ice