Posts Tagged ‘September’

Fall on the Kenai River Alaska

September Fishy

As always, September was a fishy month.  We had steadily falling water and carcasses were exposed faster than the gulls, eagles and bears could keep up.  Mix in the earthy decay of fall, the fecund odor of fermenting salmon and the sweet smell of cranberries and you get an aroma that says…Fish On!   As the sockeye fall, the trout feast and grow; despite the exercise we give them bending graphite.

Kenai River Rainbow

Big Fishy Rainbow

Craig and Ari returned for another round of Kenai Rainbows.  For several years now they have been going over to Kulik Lodge in Katmai, but they keep the Kenai on their itinerary for the big ones.

31" Kenai River Rainbow

Debbie and Stacy with a daymaker.

Debbie joined Denny Crum’s group from Louisville, KY and quickly set the bar high with this beautiful trout.  Stacy had his hands full as this was one of a big fish double with two novice anglers, some fast water, an island channel to navigate etc. , but he is a great coach too.

First Kenai River Rainbow

First Fly Rod Fish

Where else can you go and land a rainbow like this for your first trout?  On the Kenai, we see it play out every season.  Right place, right time, right stuff, line in the water, get em!

Middle Kenai River Rainbow

Middle Kenai Beauty

Silver Salmon from the Kenai River

Love those Big Silver Streamer Eaters

Kenai River Dolly Varden

Big Dollies are welcome

September on the Kenai

Tom Lackey on the Upper Kenai

Fall morning on the Kenai River, Alaska

Chilly Fishy Mystic Morning

If only September could be three months long!

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