Feature: Alaska By Flip

Fishing The World Famous Kenai River

Author: Scott Elnes
Published: April 11, 2011 at 8:51 am

They say that the worst day of fishing is better than the best day of work. But what if you didn't have the worst day of fishing? Then I guess you just blew work out of the water (pun intended).

The Kenai river boasts a world record setting 97 pound King
salmon caught in it's waters and with average sizes of second run Kings coming in around 40-85 pounds, so you can see why it's Alaska's most popular fishing destination.

In this video, we head out with Reuben Hanke, one of the Kenai's most well known and experienced guides who owns Harry Gaines (www.HarryGaines.com) just outside of Kenai. Harry Gaines is a full service fish camp with cabins literally on river's side. You board your boat within feet of where you sleep, and fish right outside your window.

Press play!

Next week we keep on fishing on the Kenai Peninsula, but this time for the WHOPPER sized halibut in Cook Inlet. Let's just say we have to bring out the BOOM STICK on this adventure.

Until we rub noses again!


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Article Author: Scott Elnes

For five years I was the morning meteorologist on KTUU TV (NBC) in Anchorage Alaska. I also hosted/wrote/produced and edited my own outdoor adventure video blog for "GoToAK.com" (a KTUU web feature). …

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