Float planes often cruise the Kenai River and can land in many places. It is quit an experience to have a float plane buzz you while you are in Alaska rainbow trout fishing.
Alaska rainbow trout fishing can be very frustrating if you do not match the hatch. The hatch being flesh and eggs from the salmon. When the Rainbows key in on this rich food source you will be hard pressed catching them on any other imitations. The first to spawn are the King salmon. King salmon eggs are around 9-12 mm in size and vary in color depending on light and time that they have been in the water.
Often in the fall you can find bears feeding along the gravel bars. This bear was spotted below rainbow alley on the middle kenai river. He chased sea gulls and found an easy meal right in front of us while we fished. I love it when guest that have never seen an Alaska brown bear have the opportunity to hang out with them on the river.
Drifting On The Fly