Early run sockeye strong on Kenai

Jun 7, 2019

Kings and sockeye are running on the main stem of the Kenai River, and soon tributary streams will open for rainbow trout fishing.

The latest report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game indicates fishing is expected to be good.

The confluence of the Upper Kenai and Russian rivers will open for early run sockeye fishing on Tuesday.

Kasilof River king salmon fishing is good and should continue to improve over the next week or two.

Fishing for sea run Dolly Varden at the mouth of Resurrection Creek in Hope should be picking up this time of year. The department suggests using pink fry pattern flies.

A few king salmon have been reported caught and released on the lower Kenai River. Water conditions are turbid.

Sockeye fishing on the lower Kenai River has been good, with anglers catching limits with a few hours of effort.