When fishing if I have the opportunity to get above a hole and watch for a minute, I take full advantage. Spotting Kenai river rainbow trout is difficult in the glacier tented water but it can be done. Watching over a gravel bar can be the most productive. Early in the spring rainbows on the kenai river will cruise in search of food, so look for flashes, anything that is moving, and dark objects that just don’t belong. Polarized sun glasses really help in this situation.
We spent a few minutes watching this gravel bar, being above it gives you a real advantage in spotting fish.
This is a picture lower on the gravel bar, you can see how the higher you get the better the chance of spotting a fish. I have been watching fish move on and off of it for a few minutes now. It’s time to get a line wet.
Take the time on your next outing to just watch for a minute and you’ll be surprised on how many fish you start to see.
Guided rainbow trout and salmon fishing on the kenai river with Drifting on the Fly.