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Back From the Depths

Back From the Depths

The Big Sky Blog has been brought back from the dead, after a few years of silence! We will continue sharing stories and our thoughts about the summer season on the Kenai River. So, here are a few updates: – Camp is up and running. Some of...

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Red river

Red river

The good news is, most of our clients this and the past week will need new freezers when they get home, the bad news is, they’re going to need to get new freezers! The Kenai River sockeye, or red salmon, continue to pour in and we’ve...

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Here they come

Here they come

Are you ready to Sock-eye? Ooops, sorry about the lame pun, but the Kenai River is going nuts with sockeye, or red salmon. According to the Department of Fish and Game, over 231,000 (yes, that is three zeros on the back) of the prized reds passed...

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Happy Fourth from Big Sky

Happy Fourth from Big Sky

We sure hope you had as nice a Fourth of July as we did here on the Kenai. We’ll start this week’s report with a clarification, as the rumor mills sure do get working whenever our state managers make any in-season decisions regarding...

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The difference

The difference

Up in Cooper Landing this weekend, a mere half-hour east of Sterling, fishing the Russian River for Russian River reds, there might not have been a ton of fish passing through, but there sure was a lot of advice. “I’ve been here a...

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Clean and clear

Clean and clear

More of the same for us on the Kenai River this week folks. The river is still running low, clean, and clear.Kenai River king salmon continue to enter the mouth of the river, but with these types of conditions, we sure do have to work for a...

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Clearly working

The world famous Kenai River is known for throwing “kurve balls” at us all season, and that’s what she’s doing again.The river is running low and clear, just about the opposite from a week ago (and yes, for all we know in...

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So it begins

June is off, and we’re ready to start seeing some fish here at Big Sky! The beginning of June is typically a little slow, but all the signs are hopeful for what’s to come. Sonar counts provided and calculated by the Alaska Department...

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First kings!

Things are starting to gear up here on the Kenai. Chief guide Adam has been out with his neighbors and managed to land a few nice looking early kings. Here’s one from Saturday. Mike from Anchorage with a nice bright one for the freezer. Not...

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Spring is coming, so are the fish!

Hi, and thanks for stopping by the Big Sky Blog. It’s still April as of this posting, and the first Kenai kings of the season are still somewhere out in the deep blue ocean, hopefully getting nice and fat for their big journey ahead of them. That...

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