Alaska Fish and Game has put some restrictions on fishing for King Salmon in nearly all Alaska rivers. But the sport of catching a giant King is still open, alive and well! Moreover, one of our main charter guides, Russell Fishing Company, has been converting King fishing trips into King/Sockeye combo charters if guests request it. This is giving our guests the opportunity to hook in to the best of both worlds - go out and catch, photograph and release an Alaska King Salmon (and continue fishing for more) but also then to catch, keep and make a meal out of the hard fighting, delicious Alaska Sockeye Salmon. Both the Kasilof River and Kenai River have been producing some respectable Kings and the sockeye are starting to come in with significant numbers.
Here are the Houston's and some others after a great day of sockeye fishing . . .
And here is a nice rack of reds (sockeye) that were caught by the Phillips party on the Kenai, all taken in about 3 exciting hours. Phillips' were too tired to have photos taken so Cap'n Gilz, the guide for the day, did the honors.
Exciting Alaska adventures are not hard to come by and June of 2012 has been no exception. First off . . . look at that beautiful King Salmon caught by Gayle Schnell, vacationing at the lodge with her husband Dan. That's Brian as the guide from Russell Fishing and the trophy fish measured in at 45.5 inches and 50lbs.
Next off, what is an "ultimate fly-in" trip? Just what it sounds like. An all day (or even several day) trip to amazing places in Alaska for amazing adventures. Owners took one to a secret destination somewhere past Lake Clarke. Here's a shot of the plane at our destination . . .
A little variety in your life? Believe us, Alaska's Kenai Peninsula has plenty to offer in that regard. That's Jacob with a trophy pike caught on the ultimate fly-in trip.
Here is the secret pike fly we sold to someone not catching fish. Paid for the trip . . .
Finally, here's one of several buckets of of nice Alaskan Razor Clams. Got 54 lbs of cleaned clams in all on an amazing charter across Cook Inlet on a minus 5 tide.
So fishing for salmon in the rivers, digging for clams at low tide on the beach, flying to remote locations in the wilderness . . . these are just some of the wonderful things a trip to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula in the summer is all about. We will see you soon - at Alaska Hooksetters Lodge!
Alaska Hooksetters Lodge, Kenai
Base Camp for your Kenai, Alaska Adventures