Alaska offers many different angling opportunities. The Kenai is arguably Alaska's most famous fishing river and best known for its runs of giant King Salmon (Chinook). The world record King was taken here in 1985 and weighed over 97 pounds. While the Kings draw many anglers to the Lower Kenai, fly-fishers typically focus on the Upper Kenai and the numerous rainbow trout. Fish over five pounds are common. Larger rainbows to twenty pounds or more are landed yearly. In addition to the rainbows, Dolly Varden are plentiful with many caught weighing four to six pounds. Sockeye (Red) Salmon arrive in huge numbers in mid June and from mid July through August. During large runs, the Sockeye (Reds) have returned to the Kenai in numbers exceeding one million fish. Silver (Coho) Salmon join the fray from early August into the winter season. Many consider Silvers to be the best of the salmon species to target with a fly. Join us to have an unforgettable fishing experience.
Your host at Mystic Waters Fly Fishing: Stacy Corbin, Guide and Hostess. The Internet is an amazing tool for planning trips. The problem is the dizzying number of options. Many guides and outfitters make claims about their world-class fishing, trophy fish, and years of experience. Alaska is a remarkable place and at times and in certain places, just about anyone can catch fish. However, even in Alaska, fishing can be very challenging. An experienced and flexible guide will make all the difference in assuring your trip is successful. With Mystic Waters, you will fish with an experienced, professional and personable guide who loves to share his knowledge of the river. Catching fish is the mission and no effort will be spared in the pursuit. Learning new skills and enjoying the trip is of equal importance. We take pride in the details and in providing personal service.
Fly-fishing experience at Mystic Waters Fly Fishing: If you are thinking about Alaska trout fishing, then you know you have many options. The fabled waters of Bristol Bay and the Iliamna drainage support many trophy rainbows. The Kenai River supports some of the largest trout in Alaska, has a long season, and offers very consistent trout fishing through a broad range of conditions. If you do take that special trip to the Kvichak, Naknek, or other remote trophy trout river, you can still plan a day or two on the Kenai. The Kenai is easy to access from Anchorage by rental car, and there are plenty of accommodations to choose from. Many folks who fish around Alaska either add the Kenai to their yearly itinerary, or make it their sole focus on future trips. It is that good. The Kenai River flows from Skilak Lake for fifty miles before emptying into Cook Inlet. The first five miles are still within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It starts out wide and slow, providing excellent summer habitat for loons, nesting swans and juvenile salmon. As the river picks up speed, so does the fishing. While drift boats are common, motors can be used below the lake. This can mean easy access to some fantastic fishing stretches, but also more crowded conditions at times. Despite the pressure though, fishing the Middle Kenai, when the big trout bite is on, can provide a lifetime of big trout memories. There are also times when the majority of boats are fishing the Lower River for salmon, and boat traffic on the Middle can be very sparse. Click here for quick link country guide.
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Permits: It is best to go online to the Alaska Fish & Game Online Store and follow the instructions to purchase your fishing license. Be sure to add on the King stamp if you will be targeting Kings in July. Print out two copies and pack them in different locations. We cannot guide you if you do not have an Alaska fishing license. We do not sell licenses at the lodge. They can be purchased at the airport store.
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