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Trout fishing is good as the fish are settling down and getting used to the steady flow of sockeye rolling up the river and filling some of the eddies and back waters.  Big Dogs crew had an epic day in the Canyon yesterday with over 30 fish over 20″ and up to 29″  Today we fished sockeye and filled up the coolers with a limit of yummy fillets.

Matt Hays, owner of the Alaska Ivory Exchange on 4th Avenue in Anchorage joined me for the annual birthday trip.  Thanks to his wife Andi for setting things up as usual.

Matt Hays July 15

Matt Hays July 15

Buddies Andy…

Andy July 15

Andy July 15

Jeff…

Jeff July 15

Jeff July 15

and Keith: Sorry Keith, but I don’t have any pictures from your fish yet, so here is an old one of Matt from last fall with you over his arm.

Matt Hays September 07

Matt Hays September 07

Sockeye hit the river big time last Tuesday and have been rolling up ever since.  I fished with Brad Davis and crew from Anchorage on Friday.  The middle river below Skilak is still clear and we watched as a steady line of sockeye paraded upstream.  That is, until the frenzy began and the catching was faster then I could net them. 

From this point on, we should have good trout fishing, good salmon fishing or both as we move into August.

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Between baseball, track and snowstorms, I finally got an opening to take my kids fishing.

April 27, Missouri River Montana

While a number of browns and a couple rainbows were landed by Keeli and me, that is not the big news. Kyle added a sculpin, some kind of dace minnow and two crayfish along with a bunch of midge larvae, mayfly nymphs, sow bugs and a few caddis worms to his fish tank. He has more fun with an aquarium net and a bucket, than a fly rod and a 20″ fish. He has seen plenty of big fish and is far more fascinated with tiny creatures. At bedtime we watch Fish TV.

Oh…Tons of midges and a few BWOs starting to hatch on the river. Size 20 Beadhead WD40 and an Egg worked wonders in the bright sunshine. Water up to 43 degrees now. Clouds and precipitation will make the BWO’s go off any day.

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Rainbows and Happy Dogs

Stacy likes to check in with the Upper Kenai Rainbows from time to time and make sure they are still healthy and getting some exercise. A tough job sure, but very important research.

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