Alaska Kenai river flyfishing in the Spring is a great time of year to get your streamer fix. Fishing on the Kenai river is way different than it is during the summer months. Most of the silver salmon are done spawning by now but there are a few fish still in the river. I only noticed about a half dozen fish last weekend in the area I was fishing. I chose to swing leeches and minnow patterns on this outing. An olive leech caught the only fish of the day.
I was by myself when this nice Kenai river rainbow trout slammed my leech pattern. When the water is this low and clear I spend more time looking for rainbows than I do casting. These fish are spooky and if you can spot a fish and cast to it you are more likely to catch it than just slinging line blindly in the water. Look for flashes, dark shapes, spooked bait fish, spawning salmon, etc. Once you train your eye, spotting fish becomes easier than you would think.
Spring and the kenai river guide season is well on its way now!