Incredible Fall Fishing on the Kenai River

c4e631f9-bce7-4aab-b627-b199d3651281The PHWFF Alaska Program took ten program participants on a trip to fish for rainbow trout and Dollie Varden on the Kenai River near Sterling, Alaska on September 25th.

 It was an awesome day that started with a gorgeous sunrise on Skilak Lake as the guides glided the drift boats across a mile of the Lake to reach the Kenai River and the fishing action. All participants had the thrill of landing bows and Dollies plus a few spent Reds and Pinks (salmon). Four individuals waded the Russian River while the other nine floated in drift boats. It was a truly spectacular day! The photos below highlight some of the fun-filled action.Jan Schnorr coordinated this trip along with the help of Frank Stevens and Cindi Crawford. A special note of thanks goes out to businesses and guides who helped to sponsor and support the trip including Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge (Guides – Jerry, James, Jon and Nick) and the Sunrise Inn.

A good day for fishing!


A million thanks goes out to Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge in Cooper Landing, Alaska, for hosting PHWFF-Alaska participants


Jerry, a PHWFF-Alaska participant and guide for Drifter’s Lodge, takes fellow PHWFF-Alaska participants out on the drift boat


PHWFF-Alaska participant Erin lands a beautiful Dolly Varden!


Todd hooked up!


Francesca, PHWFF-Alaska participant, naps her first rainbow trout of the day near the confluence of the Kenai and Russian rivers


Francesca and Todd landed the rainbow and Dolly simultaneously on the Kenai


Manfred, A PHWFF-Alaska participant, fights a rainbow on the Russian River and Nick, the guide, readies to land it


Francesca’s third, and largest, rainbow trout of the day!


A beautiful sunset over the Turnagain Arm and Cook Inlet caps off a outstanding day of fishing


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