Fly Fishing Steelhead on the Kenai Peninsula is for the dedicated angler. Steelhead are an ocean run rainbow trout and will return to the fresh water to spawn. Fresh steelhead are as hard of a fighting fish that you can catch in fresh water. I put them at the top of the list to pursue. Once hooked up you will never forget the power that this fish has to offer.
We fished a few streams on the Kenai Peninsula this past week for steelhead and……… typical steelhead weather arrived. Snow, rain and cold weather. The precipitation eventually made the streams unproductive due to discolored water. So, we floated the middle section of the Kenai and had good rainbow fishing with the largest fish measuring 25 inches. Right now the Kenai is on its way up after an ice dam broke above Kenai Lake. The river levels are equal to what you would normally expect in July. I am hopeful that we will have a few more days of fishing after the river drops back. The steelhead streams are in great shape now. Egg sucking anything or beads for either fishery and a few flesh flies while the Kenai is full.
Remember Silver salmon fishing season ended on 10/31 so don’t take them out of the water when you accidentally hook them.
Good luck and give me a call if you have any questions,