Fishing Report 2020


Fri. Oct. 30th - 9am
Anchor River - Lots of ice in the river this morning and banks freezing. Steelhead and Dolly fishing has still been active.

Thurs. Oct. 29th - 9am
Anchor River - Couple Steelhead caught today after the water warmed up a little.  Ice forming on the banks and across the river in places, keep breaking it off for tomorrow.

Weds. Oct. 28th - 9am
Anchor River - Much better shape today, clearer and dropping fast.  Steelhead fishing still active.

Tues. Oct. 27th - 9am
Anchor River - River is still a little high, but on its way down.  Few Steelhead being caught and the water is much clearer today, visibility is about 2 ft and will improve as the day goes on.

Mon. Oct. 26th - 9am
Anchor River - Heavy rain and snow last night has brought up the river and it is dirty.  Slush in the upper river and turned brown.

Sun. Oct. 25th - 9am
Anchor River - Warmer temps have kept most of the ice off the edges and we are still having great Steelhead fishing, although it has slowed a little.  Water still good.

Sat. Oct. 24th - 9am
Anchor River - Little warmer last night about 39 degrees and a lot of the ice long the banks is gone.  Great conditions for Steelhead fishing today.

Fri. Oct. 23rd - 9am
Anchor River - Little snow last night put a bit of slush in the river and ice forming along the banks.  Steelhead fishing was active and also the Dolly's.

Thurs. Oct. 22nd - 9am
Anchor River - Much more ice along the banks today and 26 degrees. 

Weds. Oct. 21st - 9am
Anchor River - Steelhead fishing has slowed down with the cold temps. and the water is getting colder. Lots of slush in the river.

Tues. Oct. 20th - 9am
Anchor River - Little ice along the banks this morning and 16 degrees along the river valley.  Steelhead has gotten a little tougher, but still some good Dolly action.

Mon. Oct. 19th
Anchor River - River is in great shape and the water level is good, but continuing to drop ever slowly.  Steelhead fishing seems to be better after the sun warms the water.

Sun. Oct. 18th - 8am
Anchor River - Steelhead fishing was slow early today, better after it warmed up and the sun came out.  Dolly's were on fire and many nice size.

Sat. Oct. 17th -  8am
Anchor River - Awesome Dolly action today and one Steelhead to keep up with the boys, pushing 34" caught on a fly.  Great day on the river!

Fri. Oct. 16th - 8am
Anchor River - River is dropping very slowly and is at a perfect level right now.  Good reports of Steelhead fishing and Dolly fishing today.

Thurs. Oct. 15th - 8am
Anchor River - Seeing many fresh chromer Steelhead and lots of very good size Steelhead this year.  There are a bunch of good size Dolly's in the river 20"-24" all caught on flies. CH

Weds. Oct. 14th - 8am
Anchor River - Great river conditions remain after the little rain on and off last night and this morning.  Shouldn't do much to the river.  Steelhead fishing has been active.
Deep Creek - Reports of active Steelhead fishing throughout the river several miles up.

Tues. Oct. 13th - 8am
Anchor River - What a Day, about as good as it gets!  Probably the best day on the river with out a doubt, several Steelhead today and found many Dolly's.

Mon.  Oct. 12th - 8am
Anchor River - Little rain off and on, but did nothing to the river, still clear and at a great level.

Sun Oct. 11th - 8am
Anchor River - Might see a slight coloration from the short hard rain last night.  Conditions have been great and don't think it will change much.
Deep Creek - Reports have been good and conditions have been favorable.

Sat. Oct. 10th - 8am
Anchor River - Good day of fishing and a lot of folks on the river.  Steelhead fishing has been good and river conditions have been good.
Deep Creek - Hot day on the river and the Steelhead were very active.  Still nice and clear and not too high.

Fri. Oct. 9th - 8am
Anchor River - Spooked a huge bull moose on the hike in this morning, which will wake you up...!  Found some active Steelhead up river and also some action below bwb. Fishing has been great!

Thurs. Oct. 8th - 8am
Anchor River - Steelhead fishing has been good and the river has come around to a nice level and is clear.

Weds. Oct. 7th - 8am
Anchor River - River is in good shape and fishing has been good. 

Tues. Oct. 6th 8am
Anchor River - River continues to drop slowly and is clearer today.  Active morning for Steelhead.  Steelhead seem to be moving up river and fresh fish continue to come in.

Mon. Oct. 5th - 8am
Anchor River - River is dropping nicely and clearing up real good, maybe 3 ft visibility.  Active day for Steelhead and many Dolly's today.

Sun. Oct. 4th - 8am
Anchor River - River continues to drop slowly and clearing much faster.  Still a little high and poor visibility, maybe 1.5-2 foot.  Should see the river continue to drop and clear with not much rain in the near future.

Sat. Oct. 3rd - 8am
Anchor River - River has come down a little and has cleared up to about 1 foot visibility.  Few reports of Steelhead being caught on spinners and beads.

Fri. Oct. 2nd - 8am
Anchor River - Still very high, may have dropped 8-10 inches and poor visibility, only inside edges with calmer water may prevail. 

Thurs. Oct. 1st - 8am
Anchor River - Very high and dirty water this morning. Blown out conditions.  Windy as well.

Weds. Sept. 30th - 8am
Anchor River - Rain last night and still this morning.  River visibility was OK but not for long.  Water is still high and will rise up more today.

Tues. Sept. 29th - 8am
Anchor River - Not bad river conditions with the river still a little high for some crossings and fairly clear, slow day for Steelhead today.

Mon. Sept. 28th - 8am
Anchor River - River looks good today, still high but its clear enough for some good Steelhead fishing.  Starting to see some nice size Dolly's all colored up with their fall colors.

Sun. Sept. 27th - 8am
Anchor River - River is very high and dirty today, about blown out for a day or so.  Steelhead fishing has been good.

Sat. Sept. 26th - 8am
Anchor River - Water level is raising and visibility is poor,
not looking good for tomorrow.
Deep Creek - Looking better and still fishing well.

Fri. Sept. 25th - 8am
Anchor River - Water came up a little and has a little color tint in it, but good conditions for fishing.  Steelhead fishing has been good.
Deep Creek - Fishing has been very active and seems to be a healthy run this year on Deep.

Thurs. Sept. 24th - 8am
Anchor River - River conditions look good this morning. There has been some nice Steelhead caught this year.  Beads working great and also Flies on the swing. 

Weds. Sept. 23rd - 8am
Anchor River - Little rain last night... river still looked good at 8am.  We might see a little tint of color flush through sometime today.  Steelhead fishing has been good.

Tues. Sept. 22nd - 8am
Anchor River - Good river conditions remain and the fishing has been great !
Upper Kenai River - Fishing was great and no doubt the best day of the year!  Clear water for the Kenai and has dropped.

Mon. Sept. 21st - 8am
Anchor River - Good river conditions and Steelhead fishing has been good.
Deep Creek - Good river conditions and some nice Steelhead in there.

Sun. Sept. 20th - 8am
Anchor River - Busy day on the river in the morning, but had an incredible evening between 6 and 7pm!  Steelhead fishing was awesome!  Caught a 22' Dolly as well!

Sat. Sept. 19th - 8am
Anchor River - Great fishing conditions today and still very active Steelhead fishing.
Deep Creek - Lots of action on Deep Creek today and river conditions are good.

Fri. Sept. 18th - 8am
Anchor River - Water cleared up and dropped a little as the day went on, plenty of Steelhead action on the river today.

Thurs. Sept. 17th - 8am
Anchor River - Rained last night, but the river was still in pretty good shape this morning and came up a little and got dirty by 11am.  Good Steelhead fishing today and great Dolly action.

Weds. Sept. 16th - 8am
Anchor River - Steelhead fishing continues to be good and seeing some nice size Steelhead this year! Caught one bright fresh Silver above the Slide Hole.
Upper Kenai River - Great Rainbow and Dolly fishing on the upper Kenai River today with many nice Rainbows and Dolly's.

Tues. Sept. 15th - 8am
Anchor River - Good tides this week should bring in more Steelhead and Silvers. Great day on the river! 

Mon. Sept. 14th - 8am
Anchor River - Great river conditions continue with great Steelhead fishing today !  We are seeing some nice Steelhead this yearGood day for my man JP today, going 1 for 2, landing a 27 inch Steelhead!  Always a good feeling. 

Sun. Sept. 13th - 8an
Anchor River - Nice sunny day, should have a few more clouds today which may help fishing a little. river conditions are perfect.  Finding some Steelhead up river about mm 159-158 area.

Sat. Sept. 12th - 8am
Anchor River - Good Steelhead fishing today with a few nice Steelhead caught. River conditions are perfect.   Weather has been nice and even with clear skies, we have caught some nice fish.

Fri. Sept. 11th - 8am
Anchor River - Clear water and at a good level making Steelhead fishing very good and the Dolly's are starting to turn

Thurs. Sept. 10th  - 8am
Anchor River - Steelhead fishing is improving as well as the fishing conditions.

Weds. Sept. 9th - 8am
Anchor River - Good river conditions remain and there is some nice size Steelhead in there.  Not much sign of and Silvers in lower river.  Found some Dolly's above the bridge.

Tues. Sept. 8th - 8am
Anchor River - Water came down a little more and clearing.  Steelhead in lower river and finding them up river from the bridge.  Dolly's up river and Rainbows way up river.

Mon. Sept. 7th - 8am
Anchor River - Hard rain up in the river valley last night for a short time, water looked good at 8am, little high and a little color, that will hit BWB by noon, still good for fishing.

Sun. Sept. 6th - 8am
Anchor River - Saw a few Silvers caught in the Slide Hole today, and there are some nice size Steelhead in there as well.  Water dropped a little and has good visibility.

Sat. Sept. 5th - 8am
Anchor River - Good river conditions this brisk morning, with lower water and much clearer. 

Fri. Sept. 4th - 8am
Anchor River - Much better water conditions today with visibility increasing.  Water has dropped and is getting better.

Thurs. Sept. 3rd - 8am
Anchor River - Silvers have move up river and good Dolly fishing remains.  Beads and egg patterns working as well as nymph fishing.

Weds. Sept. 2nd - 8am
Anchor River - Better river conditions today as it dropped and cleared to about 2-3 foot visibility, but still a little high.  Not much action to report on the fly today, but did see a couple silvers caught on Spinners.  Steelhead are in the river.  Rain started again this morning and brought the river level up a touch and did dirty a little.  See what tomorrow brings as to what conditions to expect... 

Tues. Sept. 1st - 8am
Anchor River - Water still high and dirty, maybe a little change in color.  Poor conditions.

Mon. Aug. 31st - 8am
Anchor River - River is blown out with high and dirty water. No fishing today.

Sun. Aug. 30th - 8am
Anchor River - Rain last night will bring up the river and turn it dirty by about noon.  Good Silver fishing continues. 

Sat. Aug. 29th - 8am
Anchor River - Nice day on the water, river is in good shape and could use some water.  Sometimes a little rain will turn on the fish.

Fri. Aug. 28th - 8am
Anchor River - Little slower today, probably been hit pretty hard the last week.  Water in good shape.

Thurs. Aug. 27th - 8am
Anchor River - Good river conditions remain and the Silver fishing has been active!  Lower river on the out going tide has been good.  More reports of Steelhead in the river.
** Fishing Etiquette Reminder...  DO NOT WALK OUT INTO THE WATER RIGHT IN FRONT OF A FISHERMAN WHILE FISHING OR SOMEONE'S FISHING HOLE/AREA, SPOOKING ALL THE FISH TO GET A $3 FLY OFF A SNAG.  IF YOU WANT TO SPOOK THE FISH WHERE YOU ARE FISHING, FINE, FOOLISH!
IN 20 YEARS OF GUIDING I HAVE HAD NEVER HAD THIS HAPPEN, BUT IT DID... 

Weds. Aug. 26th - 8am
Anchor River - Good Silver fishing as you weed through all the Pinks.  Water level has dropped 4-5 inches over the last week, Silvers in deep pockets and seem to move at night in the low light. 

Tues. Aug. 25th - 8am
Anchor River - River has dropped 4-5 inches over the last week and is nice and clear.  Silvers have been very active and very good as the tide drops out.  Nice Steelhead caught today!

Mon. Aug. 24th - 8am
Anchor River - Great river conditions and the Silver bite is still active.  Pinks in the river, but not a huge run, although the Silver run seems strong.

Sun. Aug. 23rd - 8am
Anchor River - Good Silver Action today, everything's working, Salmon Roe, Spinners, Flies... Great day today!

Sat. Aug. 22nd - 8am
Anchor River - The river is in great shape and we are catching Silvers and we have had good reports of a couple Steelhead.

Fri. Aug, 21st - 8am
Anchor River - Good river conditions with clear water and not too high or low.  Good Silver fishing with the big tides we are having this week.  Lots of Pinks in there.

Thurs. Aug. 20th - 8am
Anchor River - Good Silver fishing today with many hook ups and a bunch of fish pushing through with the high tide.

Weds. Aug. 19th - 8am
Anchor River - Water is higher and dirty brown up river 8miles and will probably flush through to lower river by noon or so.  Silvers are in and plenty of Pinks.

Tues. Aug. 18th - 8am
Anchor River - Silvers are in and seem to hanging in lower river below grassy and many Pinks in there.  River conditions are great.

Mon. Aug. 17th - 8am
Anchor River - **Bear Sitting**  Between Mile marker 163-164 on the Sterling Hwy, Mama Brown Bear and Three cubs came out on the gravel bar, 40 yards away, no problems with her, but be aware. 
Silver fishing is getting better, many caught on eggs and spinners.   Low light early in the morning and on the high tides for best action.  Many Pinks in the river and Dolly's seemed to have moved way up river.

Sun. Aug. 16th - 8am
Anchor River - Great river conditions with clear water and a little low.  Not a hug silver run so far thi year and still looking for bigger numbers of Silvers.

Sat. Aug. 15th - 6am
Anchor River - Water has dropped about 4 inches or so and is still very clear.  Dolly's have been moving up and around the river, Pinks are in good numbers and seeing some Silvers caught on eggs.

Fri. Aug. 14th - 6am
Anchor River - Silvers milling around in lower river, but not moving up in big numbers.
Kenai River - Very clear water in the upper Kenai and good Dolly and Bow fishing. 

Thurs. Aug. 13th - 6am
Anchor River - Good Dolly fishing up river with some nice size fish.  Sill looking for a bunch of Silvers to come in.  Plenty of Pinks in the river, not as big of a Pink run this year.

Weds. Aug. 12th - 6am
Anchor River - Silvers being caught in lower river on eggs and seeing more Pinks in the river.  Good Dolly fishing up river and some reports of Steelhead caught up river.  River remains in great shape.

Tues. Aug. 11th - 6am
Anchor River - Great river conditions, with a good water level and clear.   Many Dolly's have moved up river, Silvers have been caught in lower river and many Pinks in the river.

Mon. Aug. 10th - 6am
Anchor River - Water is in great shape and at a good level.  Many Pinks in there as well as Dolly's.  Silver Bells for a few guys that walked out with Silvers at 6am, caught on eggs.

Sun. Aug. 9th - 6am
Anchor River - High and dirty water today, but not too blown out.  Good reports of Silvers and many Pinks.
Kasilof River - Water running high and fast.  sockeye fishing still active and many small Dolly's.

Sat. Aug. 8th - 6am
Anchor River - Good reports of Silvers in the lower river, with many Pinks.  Dolly's have moved up and find them up to BWB.

Fri. Aug. 7th - 6am
Anchor River - Little color in the river and many Pinks and Dolly'.
Upper Kenai River - Water was very clear and loaded with Dolly's and Bow.  Not too many fresh Sockeye.

Thurs. Aug. 6th - 6am
Anchor River - Good river conditions and fair fishing . Dolly's and some Pinks are in there, but not in big numbers yet.

Weds. Aug. 5th - 6am
Anchor River - River still in good shape after a little rain last night, good dolly fishing and seeing many more Pinks.

Tues. Aug. 4th - 6am
Anchor River - High and brown after the rain, not too high just dirty.  No reports of Silvers yet and nothing reported past the weir.

Mon. Aug. 3rd - 6am
Anchor River - More rain last night and the river is higher and brown water.  Been seeing more Pinks in the river, no reports of Silvers yet.. any day now.
Kenai River - Sockeye fishing still active.

Sun. Aug. 2nd - 6am
Anchor River - River came up a little from the rain and did turn a little brown, not blown out, but low visibility.
Kenai River - Sockeye still good fishing.

Sat. Aug. 1st - 6am
Anchor River - Upper river above the confluence Opens today for Dolly's, Rainbows and Steelhead in Sept. Foggy and misty today.
Kenai River - Great Sockeye numbers the last few days and fishing has improved.

Fri. July 31st - 6am
Anchor River - Had the pleasure of guiding an 8 yr old this morning, who did great !  Learned how to fly fish and caught a few Dolly's on her own, casting a 8.5 ft. 5 wt like a pro.  Special Day ! 
Ninilchik River - Kim guided from the ocean to the marker and missed a good size Pink of maybe a Silver down by the mouth, and found plenty of Dolly's up river.

Thurs. July 30th - 6am
Anchor River - Still no sign of Silvers and seeing a few more Pinks in the lower new Slide Hole.
Kenai River - Better numbers of Sockeye today and fishing is geting better.

Weds. July 29th - 6am
Anchor River - Fun day on the river catching Dolly's and two Pinks.  River is in good shape, maybe a little low overall.
Kenai - Sockeye fishing was better today.

Tues. July 28th - 6am
Anchor River - Still a bunch of small Dolly's and still now sign of Silvers or Pinks.
Kenai River - Sockeye fishing was a little better today and river is about the same level.

Mon. July 27th - 6ma
Anchor River - River came down a little, but cleared up nicely.  Many small Dolly's so for with more to come.  No sign of Pinks of Silvers yet, any day now.

Sun. July 26th - 6am
Anchor River - Fair river conditions with the water clearing a little and didn't drop much.
Kenai River - Little slower today with the drift netters and dip netters out there.

Sat. July 25th - 6am
Anchor River - Rain yesterday did make the river turn High and brown, not quite blown out.
Kasilof River - Still seeing some fair Sockeye fishing and Dolly fishing.
Kenai River - Saw a number of larger Sockeye today, but the number are still down.

Fri. July 24th - 6am
Anchor River - Still good river conditions this morning as it is rainy.  Lots of small Dolly's in lower river, haven't seen a push of Pinks or silvers yet.

Thurs. July 23rd - 6am
Anchor River - Great river conditions, caught some Dolly's in lower river.
Kenai River - Sockeye fishing continues to be fair to slow.

Weds. July 22nd - 6am
Anchor River - Water is good and at the same level, didn't drop much.  Still osme Kings in there.
Kenai River - Low Escapement was felt today with not much action on the Kenai. Water is the same level.

Tues. July 21st - 6am
Anchor River - Water came up a little from the rain, found some small Dolly's by the bridge.
Kenai River - Good Sockeye fishing today and good conditions, not many people.

Mon. July 20th - 6am
Anchor River - High water and brown color, not blown out as it will clear up quickly
Kenai River - Good time to fill the cooler with fresh sockeye.

Sun. July 19th - 6am
Anchor River - Seeing some bigger Dolly's move up
Kenai River - Great Sockeye fishing today and got three fish in an hour.

Sat. JUly 18th - 6am
Anchor River - Seeing some small Dollys and a few Kings still in there.
Kenai River - Caught sockeye today and the beginners did well!

Fri. July 17th - 6am
Anchor River - Looking to find some bigger Dollys as we caught lots of small Dolly's today.
Kenai River - Middle river is producing some very nice Rainbows, nice fish Jeremy !

Thurs. July 16th - 6am
Anchor River - Opens today and we saw many small Dolly's
Kenai River - No combat zone today and very enjoyable sockeye fishing.  Remember to wear your sunglasses.

Weds. July 15th - 6am
Anchor River - Looking foreword to checking out the new look with all the new holes , channels and new runs.
Kenai River - Caught a limit of 3 sockeye pretty easy today anbd not many people.

Tues. July 14th - 6am
Anchor River - River looks good and read for the 15th to open.
Kenai River - Sockeye are in and good Sockeye fishing.

Mon. July 13th - 6am
Anchor River - River came up a little and is still in good condition.
Kasilof River - Sockeye fishing has been good.

Sun. July 12th - 6am
Anchor River - 4 more days !  River looks good.  We got some heavy rain last night that will add more water to the river. 

Sat. July 11th - 6am
Anchor River - Water came up a little and is high and dirty today.

Fri. July 10th - 6am
Anchor River - River could use some water and many Kings have gone up the North Fork River.
Kenai River - Sockeye fishing was fair today.

Thurs. July 9th - 6am
Anchor River - Good river conditions, but very clear an low.

Weds. July 8th - 6am
Anchor River - Closed until July 16th. for all species.
Kenai River - Sockeye fishing is just getting started with the numbers improving.

Tues. July 7th - 6am
Anchor River - You will be amazed at how the river has changed.  Hiked it again and there is going to be some interesting holes.

Mon. July 6th - 6am
Anchor River - Little change to the river on the bigger scale.
Ninilchik River - There are some old Kings in there, please leave them alone.
Kenai River - Lower river starting to see the 2nd run of Sockeye numbers getting better.

Sun. July 5th - 6am
Anchor River - Little rain might raise the river, but didn't rain too hard.
Ninilchik River - Good action last night and fish seem to be more active in lower light.

Sat. July 4th - 6am   *Happy Independence Day !*
Anchor River - Camping Open, River Closed for fishing.
Ninilchik River - Few Kings still in there, look up river for better fishing.  Look for Dolly's around the Kings.

Fri. July 3rd - 6am
Anchor River - Looking foreword to some Dolly fishing on the 16th!
Kasilof River - Still getting some Kings from the bank and there are a few Sockeye in there.  Look for the Sockeye run to increase as the second run is near!

Thurs July 2nd - 6am
Anchor River - Seeing betters numbers of Kings starting to show up.  We must really watching walking on the reds this year!
Ninilchik River - Dolly action continues to improve as well as good ing fishing on the outgoing.
Kenai River - Russian River Reds slowing up a little.

Weds. July 1st - 6am
Anchor River - Well, we are getting closer to the opener on July 16th. Should be good river conditions, although we could use some more water.
Ninilchik River - There are still some natural Kings and a few Hatchery Kings in there, great river conditions.

Tues. June 30th - 6am
Anchor River - Closed
Ninilchik River - Still good King fishing with perfect water conditions.
Nick Dudiak  - (Homer Spit Fishing Hole) Opens today at noon for snagging.  Be aware and wear some sun glasses for protection.

Mon. June 29th - 6am
Anchor River - Not open until July 16th, but it is looking ok.
Ninilchik River - Starting to see a few Dolly's in there.
Russian River - Still catching Reds !

Sun. June 28th - 6am
Anchor River - Sill needs water, not much change from the rain.
Ninilchik River - Kings are still in lower river, late outgoing tides seem to work well.

Sat. June 27th - 6am
Anchor River - Closed, but you may try the Homer Spit fishing hole, there are still some Kings in there.
Kasilof River - Looked like a few Kings caught from the bank this morning. Remember you can only keep a Hatchery King.s

Fri. June 26th - 6am
Anchor River - Still closed until July 16th.
Kasilof River - King fishing still good from the bank.  Sockeye are in and good chance of catching both.

Thurs. June 25th - 6am
Anchor River - With the little rain we've had the river still needs more, didn't come up much.
Ninilchik River - Still good King fishing, Hatchery Only !
Kasilof River - Good day for Kings from the drift boat today and saw a few Kings and Sockeye landed along the bank.

Weds. June 24th - 6am
Anchor River - Found a few new holes to check out in August, looks like a great Steelhead run with good depth and speed.
Ninilchik River - Still good King fishing and saw a few Dolly's.
Kasilof River - Good King fishing from the bank and drift boats did well.

Tues. June 23rd - 6am
Anchor River - Closed until July 16th.

Mon. June 22nd - 6am
Anchor River - Still a little low and needs water. 
Kasilof River - River Bank fishing for Kings is still active.
Ninilchik River - Kings are still being caught, good day today with twp caught and released.

Sun. June 21st - 6am
Anchor River - Closed until July 16th.
Kasilof River - Kings still active from the bank and from the drift boats.
Ninilchik River -  Not many fishermen, but there are still some Kings in there.

Sat. June 20th - 6am
Anchor River - Closed!
Kasilof River -  Good King action from the drift boat today.  Saw a few Kings caught along the bank and a few Sockeye as well.
Upper Kenai River - Russian River Reds are in and no combat fishing!

Fri. June 19th - 6am
Anchor River - Needs Water !
Ninilchik River - There are still some Kings in there, not many fishermen.

Thurs. June 18th - 6am
Anchor River - Fishing Hole still has some King action, catching the out going tide has produced good results.

Weds. June 17th - 6am
Anchor River - One thing we can look forward to is fishing some of the new holes made from the flood.  After hiking parts of the river, reds have been moved and not seeing many Kings at all.

Tues. June 16th - 6am
Anchor River - If open the river looks great, could use a little water as it's a little low.

Mon. June 15th - 6am
Anchor River - Closed until July 16th! 

Sun. June 14th - 6am
Anchor River - Beautiful day today, as I explored the upper river.  Many changes have happened with new gravel bars and log jams.

Sat. June 13th - 6am
Anchor River - Great river conditions as we have not had any rain to speak of.  Not many Kings seen up river as I scouted the river in different places.

Fri. June 12th - 6am
Anchor River - King count, still looking for a spike in numbers, but just not there.  Waiting for July 16th to get the Anchor reopened and go after some Dolly's.

Thurs. June 11th - 6am
Anchor River - Looks like many new log jams from the huge flood this winter, new gravel bars and some new holes to be discovered.

Weds. June 10th - 6am
Anchor River - Water looks great in the Anchor and a few Kings moving up.  Would like to see the King run increase for the future. 

Tues. June 9th - 6am
Anchor River - Little rain today will help put some water in the river.  Good conditions remain. 
Ninilchik River - Still good river conditions and there have been many Kings caught.
Kasilof River - On fire with Kings!  Emergency Order starts tomorrow... No Bait, single Hook artificial Lure or Fly only.

Mon. June 8th - 6am
Anchor River - Looking at the river as a whole, there have been many changes.  Now might be a good time to scout out the river for the future.
Ninilchik River - King fishing has been good, using eggs has been the best.  Vibrax and Pixies also have been working.
Kasilof River - Good river conditions, water is still a little low, raising little every day.  Kings fishing is good.

Sun. June 7th - 6am
Anchor River - Closed ! river conditions are good as we could use some water.

Sat. June 6th - 6am
Anchor River - Good fishing conditions remain although the river is closed.  Water is slowly dropping, but nice and clear.

Fri. June 5th - 6am
Anchor River - Water is slowly dropping and is nice and clear.  There are Kings coming in the Spit Fishing Hole and they have been doing well.

Thurs. June 4th - 6am
Anchor River - There are some Kings in the lower river milling around and seem to move at night when they do.
Ninilchik - Kings are in and doing well on eggs and lures.

Weds. June 3rd - 6am
Anchor River - Kings are starting to come in the to the fishing hole.  T?he anchor is closed until July 15th and the river is in good shape.

Tues. June 2nd - 6am
Anchor River - Good News and Bad News... !  River is in Great shape for King fishing .....  They are closing the Anchor river and Deep Creek June 3rd - July 15th.  So That's That !!  Kim was right...  poor King count.

Mon. June 1st - 6am
Anchor River - One Steelhead and no Kings today.  A number of Kings are  in lower river, but not moving up.

Sun. May 31st - 6am
Anchor River - Rain didn't do much to the river although we did need it.  Few Kings in lower river and the count is way low.

Sat. May 30th - 6am
Anchor River - Good river conditions although it is a little low.  Kim is out all day and will update the information later in the day.

Fri. May 29th - 6am
Anchor River - We could use a little water in the river and would probably trigger the Kings that are out in the salt. Would like to see the King count increase up to pace with last year.

Thurs. May 28th - 6am
Anchor River - There was a Jack King caught in lowe river, and there a many Kings out in the salt just off the beach.  Not many reports of Kings caught in the Anchor.

Weds. May 27th - 6am
Anchor River - Good river conditions remain for today.  Water is clear and still some Steelhead being caught.  King count about 104 as of Mon.  North Fork seeing a small percentage of Kings as well. Lower river holding most of the Kings until they move up.

Tues. May 26th - 6am
Anchor River - A day of rest for the Kings and we are seeing a good number of Kings heading up river past the weir.  Water temp. has been fluctuating between 42 and 50 degrees.

Mon. May 25th - 6am
Anchor River - Happy Memorial Day !  River still in good condition.  A few Kings caught and still some Steelhead in there.

Sun. May 24th - 6am
Anchor River - Water remains clear and up just a little after the rain.  We are starting to see more Kings past the weir and Steelhead are doing good. 

Sat. May 23rd - 6am
Anchor River - River remains still in good condition with some Steelhead caught and a small bunch of Kings pushed past us.  Lots of people.

Fri. May 22nd - 6am
Anchor River - Little rain, but hasn't done much to the river.  The river is still clear and up maybe a little.  Few Kings in the river as the count is improving.

Thurs. May 21st - 6am
Anchor River - River conditions are still good, water still clear and at a good level. 

Weds. May 20th - 6am
Anchor River - There are a few Steelhead still in the river as our guide Kim did well on Mon.  Few more Kings past the weir, count was (40) as of 5/18 and the river still looks good!

Tues. May 19th - 6am
Anchor River - Good river conditions continue and tomorrow is open and I would be in lower river fishing. King Count - (27) as of the 17th.

Mon. May18th - 6am
Anchor River - No reports of Kings being caught in the river, but they are doing good out in the salt. Still waiting for a good push to come into the river. King Count - (21) as of the 16th.

Sun. May 17th - 6am
Anchor River - Still not many Kings past the weir, but as the water temp. warm up, we should see more fish come into the river.

Sat. May 16th - 6am "Opening Weekend"
Anchor River - There has been a Jack King caught, other than that, it was a little slow, probably due to the cold water temps.

Fri. May 15th - 6am
Anchor River - River looks great and the water level is good,

Thurs. May 14th - 6am
Anchor River - Many new changes to the river, lots of trees down  on the trails, different !



Thanks to Michael Lyons for saving a copy of the fishing report from the past years ! 


2019 Fishing Report

 

Anchor River, Deep Creek, Ninilchik, Kasilof and Kenai River

 

 

Thurs. Oct 31st - 9am  2019

Anchor River - No Report...  Last day of the 2019 season and I, Grant, would like to thank all of you that support The Fly Box and look at this report.  Your appreciation is very much appreciated !  Will be on Call Today !

 

Weds. Oct. 30th - 9am

Anchor River - No Report ...  Will be on Call Today !

 

Tues. Oct. 29th -

Anchor River - Water started to drop and clear up alot.  The visibility will be OK but  it is still high.

 

Mon. Oct. 28th - 9am

Anchor River - Rain, Rain, Rain...  Looks like it will be a few days for good water. It is high and dirty today.

 

Sun. Oct. 27th - 9am

Anchor River - Rained hard last night for a short while, so expect to see the water come up and get dirty by mid day.  Water looked good up river at 9am, only came up a little and just a little color.  Rain this morning, better get there quick. 

 

*** Lost Black Patagonia Back pack on Deep Creek about 3 weeks ago.   Healthy Reward ! 

Call grant at The Fly Box 907-299-7121

 

Sat. Oct. 26th - 9am

Anchor River - Water dropped and cleared up more over night and seems to be only 3-4 inches high. Visibility is good and should be a good day. No rain so far by 11am.

 

Fri. Oct. 25th - 9am

Anchor River - Conditions seemed to improve throughout the day, with water still a little high and off color. About 1.5 foot visibility. 

 

Thurs. Oct. 24th -9am

Anchor River - Water level came up about 8-10 inches more from yesterday, although the color is much better today, it is still very high and dirty.  Not as muddy. There is a Steelhead out there, with a full fly line on it, keep a look out for that, caught in the high water.

 

Weds. Oct. 23rd - 9am

Anchor River - Rained hard last night and the river came up about a foot and is Mocha color.  Still raining at 9:30am. Lower river came up and has a little better visibility, but the dirty water will arrive around 11am to lower river.

Deep Creek - Seems to be fishing well, with some good reports and the conditions this morning looked pretty good.

 

Tues. Oct. 22nd - 9am

Anchor River - Water looks good today and did drop just a little.  Steelhead fishing continues to be good and the weather is holding on.

 

Mon. Oct. 21st - 9am

Anchor River - River came up a little and flushed in some color, which seemed to work its way through quickly, then started to clear up nicely.

 

Sun. Oct. 20th - 9am

Anchor River - Little rain showers today, but the river looks good.  We had a great day on the river with one Steelhead, Two 21 inch Dolly's and a nice 24 inch fat Rainbow Trout.

 

Sat. Oct. 19th - 9am

Anchor River - Good morning for Steelhead fishing, several nice fish caught and active Dolly's.  River in great condition.

 

Fri. Oct. 18th - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead were active today and several Dolly's.  Beads and fly's both were working.  Water is still slowly dropping and is very clear.

 

Thurs. Oct. 17th - 8am

Anchor River - River still remains in good condition and the Steelhead bite is still on !  Light rain in the afternoon, but temps were OK to handle.

 

Weds. Oct. 16th - 8am

Anchor River - Cold temps has made it fun braving the elements, but the returns have been god, with a few nice Steelhead today and a picture of a 39 inch Steelhead. 

 

Tues. Oct. 15th - 8am

Anchor River - Little ice along the bank this morning as the river is slowly dropping to a normal fall level.   Steelhead fishing remains to be good.

 

Mon. Oct. 14th - 8am

Anchor River - Little chilli this beautiful morning Steelhead fishing. Still no ice on the banks.  Good Steelhead fishing continues and we had a great day after Dolly's.  Many fat Dolly's 20 in. or better.

 

Sun. Oct. 13th - 8am

Anchor River - Great river conditions and Steelhead are hitting !  Cold this morning 20 degrees at 8am and 34 degrees at 1:30pm. Bring a dry rag to dry your frozen hands ! We have seen some Big Dolly's this fall.  Good tides now for a fresh push of Steelhead in lower river.

 

Sat. Oct. 12th - 8am

Anchor River - Eyes on the rods were freezing up this morning until about 11am, then things seemed to thaw out.  Fishing got better as it warmed up.  Nice Steelhead and Dolly's in the river.

 

Fri. Oct 11th - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead were active this morning and seem to be all through the river, all the way up to BWB.

 

Thurs. Oct. 10th - 8am

Anchor River - Rain ended late last night, but did bring up the river a couple inches and added a little color to the river.  Still good Steelhead fishing and some fun Dolly fishing.

 

Weds. Oct. 9th -  8am

Anchor River - Rain today, light soaker.. not too much change to the river today, but by tomorrow we may see it come up a touch and add a little color.

 

Tues. Oct. 8th - 8am

Anchor River - Good reports of some nice fish being caught.  River conditions remain good and not too much pressure early this morning.

 

Mon. Oct. 7th - 8am

Anchor River - Good Steelhead fishing and you can't complain about the weather or river conditions. Little chilli at 8am, 26 degrees.

 

Sun. Oct. 6th - 8am

Anchor River - Beautiful morning ... Sunrise about 8:50am  Steelhead fishing is getting colder with temps at 31 degrees at 8am.  Steelhead seem to get more active after the sun hits the water and it warms up a little.

 

Sat. Oct, 5th - 8am

Anchor River - Great day on the river with good river conditions. Steelhead fishing is good and the Dolly's are active and all colored up. Both beads and fly's are effective. Guides available at the Fly Box.

 

Fri. Oct. 4th - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead fishing remains to be good and fish are  scattered throughout the river.  Water is still in great shape.

 

Thurs. Oct. 3rd - 8am

Anchor River - Water looks great and is nice and clear.  Good reports of some nice Steelhead being caught throughout the river.

 

Weds. Oct. 2nd - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead fishing continues to be great! The water level is slowly dropping and it is nice and clear. 

 

Tues. Oct. 1st - 8am

Anchor River - Rain last night and this morning.  River is still a little high and visibility is about a foot.  Should have until about noon today for decent conditions, then the upper river flush of high, dirty water will push through. Start in lower river. Super windy today !

 

Mon. Sept. 30th - 8am

Anchor River - Rain in the morning and river conditions remain ok, but not great.  Fish have been caught, even though the river conditions are high and dirty,

 

Sun. Sept. 29th - 8am

Anchor River - Rained all last night and heavy rain in the morning, which of course has brought the river up and has turned color, not looking good! High dirty water will hit Black Water Bend by noon and lower river by 2-3pm. 

 

Sat. Sept. 28th - 8am

Anchor River - Good conditions and the rain held off.  Steelhead are moving up and Dolly's are in Spawning colors.

 

Fri. Sept. 27th - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead fishing remains good and the river is in great condition.

Kenai River - Great Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing today, quit counting at 30 fish.  1st time seeing the fire damage... Devastating !!

 

Thurs. Sept. 26th - 8am

Anchor River -  Beautiful Day!  Little cool, water temps. have dropped and the water level is at a good level, nice and clear!  Good Steelhead fishing and many Dolly's.

 

Weds. Sept. 25th - 8am

Anchor River - Great river conditions this morning and have already seen a picture of a beautiful Steelhead.  Beads and Flies are working !  Little windy, but clearing up.

 

Tues. Sept. 24th - 8am

Anchor River - Better action today as the water cleared up nicely and dropped another couple of inches.  Nice Steelhead 32" this morning and a few Dolly's.

 

Mon. Sept. 23rd - 8am

Anchor River - Good reports today Steelhead fishing. We caught many nice size Dolly's today and one nice Steelhead.  Water should be better tomorrow.

 

Sun. Sept. 22nd - 8am

Anchor River - Water level hasn't come down much, but the clarity is better.  Should be a good day today.  Good reports from late yesterday.

 

Sat. Sept. 21st - 8am

Anchor River -  River looks good, it has come down a little more and is clearing up nicely !  Tomorrow we should see a big improvement.  Didn't see much change from what little rain we got last night.

 

Fri. Sept. 20th - 8am

Anchor River - Rain, Rain, Rain...  still raining hard today and what looked like it was dropping and clearing is now getting dirty again and coming up a little. 

 

Thurs. Sept. 19th - 8am  Grants 20th Anniversary as an Alaskan!

Anchor River - Water level dropped about 8 inches or so and turned from light brown muddy to dark brown dirty.  Still high and dirty with poor visibility.  No fishing reports.

 

Weds. Sept. 18th - 8am

Anchor River - Very high and dirty "Blown Out" conditions, water level came up about a foot and muddy color.  You will need some lead it get to them today !

 

Tues. Sept. 17th - 8am

Anchor River - Little better water visibility and dropped about 6 inches.  Good for fishing until the rain later today clouds it up again.  Dolly's today and no Steelhead.

 

Mon. Sept. 16th - 8am

Anchor River - Nice day with higher water and very dirty and muddy.  Should look better by noon tomorrow if no more rain.

 

Sun. Sept. 15th - 8am

Anchor River - Rain today seemed to slow up the Steelhead fishing and Silver fishing.  Water started to color up and may last through tomorrow.

 

Sat. Sept. 14th - 8am

Anchor River - Nice day today with good river conditions.  Steelhead in there and still some fresh Silvers.

 

Fri. Sept. 13th - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead seem to be in the deep pockets and in there where you find Silvers. 

 

Thurs. Sept. 12th - 8am

Anchor River - Good Steelhead fishing this morning and no real change from the little rain we've had.  Maybe a little tint of color, but it's in great shape.

 

Weds. Sept. 11th - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead fishing continues to improve and still fresh Silvers coming in.  Lots of Dolly action upper river.

 

Tues. Sept. 10th - 8am

Anchor River - Fun Dolly action and a few Steelhead his morning.  Good Steelhead fishing today.  River conditions are good.  Light tint in the river and came up about 3-4 inches over all.

 

Mon. Sept. 9th - 8am

Anchor River -  Still saw some fresh Silvers this morning and some there are some nice Steelhead in the river. No change in river conditions today from the rain. 

 

Sun. Sept. 8th - 8am

Anchor River - River level came up about 2-3 inches and with some color in it today. Dolly's on beads today.

 

Sat. Sept. 7th - 8am

Anchor River - Rain today, guess that's a good thing...  Silver action continues to be good and Dolly's are getting all colored up.  Steelhead seem to be in good numbers, so far this year.

 

Fri. Sept. 6th - 8am

Anchor River - Great Silver action this morning!  Caught and released a bunch and all fresh with sea lice.

 

Thurs. Sept. 5th - 8am

Anchor River - Starting to see more Steelhead in the river.  Silvers are on the bite and good Dolly fishing.

 

Weds. Sept. 4th - 8am

Anchor River - Steelhead are in good numbers and still a few fresh Silvers on the bite.  Great Dolly action and many large Dolly's.

 

Tues. Sept. 3rd - 6am

Anchor River - After the High tides we saw a small push of Silvers come in and now seeing Steelhead and  in good size.  Beads !

 

Mon. Sept. 2nd - 6am

Anchor River - Many people fishing today and saw a few Silvers caught in the morning.  Steelhead are in the river and continue to improve in numbers.

 

Sun. Sept. 1st -6am

Anchor River - Still many Silvers in the river and high tides have brought in some fresh, good size Steelhead.  Look for flashes when fishing Dolly's.

 

Sat. Aug. 31st - 6am

Anchor River - Great Silver action today and caught a very nice Steelhead.  Went up river and found some large Dolly's, who loved the beads.  Rain didn't do much to the river, maybe came up an inch or so.

 

Fri. Aug. 30th - 6am

Anchor River - Great Silver fishing today! The river is full of Silvers and a few Steelhead.  Dolly action was fantastic !  What were those weird water drops that came from the sky? 

 

Thurs. Aug. 29th - 6am

Anchor River - Saw tons of Silvers came in the river and are holding in certain spots.  Some moved up quickly and you will see a Steelhead or two in there.   Dolly's are insane !

 

Weds. Aug. 28th - 6am

Anchor River - Lower river still has many Silvers in there and they seem to be moving up slowly.  Bright colors worked great !

 

Tues. Aug. 27th - 6am

Anchor River - Very low river conditions and it normally drops this time of year, so we'll see what its like in a few weeks.  Few Steelhead in the river and Silver Fishing has been good!  Great Dolly action up river.

 

Mon. Aug. 26th - 6am

Anchor River - There is a bunch of Silvers in the river and you will see them from the beach up past BWB. Steelhead are starting to show and have seen them up past the bridge.

 

Sun. Aug. 25th - 6am

Anchor River - Fishing for Silvers has picked up a little and have seen Steelhead in the river.

 

Sat. Aug. 24th - 6am

Anchor River - Lots of fresh Silvers coming in, there is a mess of fish in the lower river.  Still good Dolly action up river from the bridge.

 

Fri. Aug. 23rd - 6am

Anchor River - We saw many Silvers in lower river this morning and caught a few.  Good size Dolly's up river.

 

Thurs. Aug. 22nd - 6am

Anchor River - Silvers are coming in on the high tides and we did well this morning.  Finished up the day with some great Dolly fishing up river!  Lots of smoke this afternoon.

 

Weds. Aug. 21st - 6am

Anchor River - Silvers are in the river!  Look down river and you will find Silvers. For Dolly Varden head way up river along the North Fork and you will find Dolly's. River Still low!  Their pulling water for the fire trucks, that isn't helping the low river conditions.

 

Tues. Aug. 20th - 6am

Anchor River - Found some huge Dolly"s up river, further up than I normally go...  Silvers are in the river, saw a half dozen or so move up quickly, but not on the bite late in the morning. Water Low and clear.  Fire Alert for south end of the North Fork Road, Anchor River is smoky in places up river.  Diamond Ridge area on "Ready Alert"

 

Mon. Aug. 19th - 6am

Anchor River - Getting skinny and shallow... Silvers seem to be hanging in lower river and move up in the low light of night.

 

Sun. Aug. 18th - 6am

Anchor River - Found some Dolly's this morning up river from BWB.  Not many Silver reports from the boys...

 

Sat. Aug. 17th - 6am

Anchor River - Low and clear sums it up.  silvers are in lower river, on the bite early in the morning seems best. 

Kenai River - Great Sockeye fishing continues in Soldotna, no sign of Silvers today...

 

Fri. Aug. 16th - 6am

Anchor River - A few Silvers were caught early on eggs and they moved up quickly this morning.  Dolly fishing in lower river is poor.

Kenai River - No sign of Silvers yet, but Sockeye are thick in Soldotna.

 

Thurs. Aug. 15th - 6am

Anchor River - Saw Silvers swimming in the deep pools, but not on the bite.

 

Weds. Aug. 14th - 6am

Anchor River - Finding the Dolly's was the trick today.  Most have moved up river. 

Kenai River - Sockeye !!!

 

Tues. Aug. 13th - 6am

Anchor River - Dolly Varden fishing was good, it seem to be better up river, catch Silvers at the mouth on the high tides.

Kenai River - Still catching limits of Sockeye !

 

Mon. Aug. 12th - 6am

Anchor River - Silvers were a little slow this morning using fliew.  Those who have used eggs down by the mouth are doing better.

 

Sun. Aug. 11th - 6am

Anchor River - Water is still very low and might get lower as the fall rolls on...  Silvers in lower river, best on eggs at first light.

Kenai River - Still many Sockeye in there, got my limit in just a few hours today !

 

Sat. Aug. 10th - 6am

Anchor River - Beautiful day on the river !  Lots of Dolly action and slim Silver action.

 

Fri. Aug. 9th - 6am

Anchor River -  Not many reports of Silvers, but there are a few in there.  Fish early morning and on the high tides for best luck.

 

Thurs. Aug. 8th - 6am

Anchor River - Only reports of Silvers were caught in the early morning, not a huge push of silvers.

Kenai River - Reds, Reds, Reds !!!

 

Weds. Aug. 7th - 6am

Anchor River -  Dolly Varden fishing is great up river, best chance for a Silver is on the high tides and early morning is best.

 

Tues. Aug. 6th - 6am

Anchor River - Still looking for a big push of silvers.

Kenai River - Still a great number of Sockeye in the Kenai, so go fill your cooler and freezer !

 

Mon. Aug. 5th - 6am

Anchor River - The Dolly Varden fishing has been good.

Kenai River - Huge number of Reds still coming up the Kenai River.

 

Sun. Aug. 4th - 6am

Anchor River - There are a few Silvers milling around in the lower river and seem to be coming in on the high tides. Up river is full of Dolly's.

 

Sat. Aug. 3rd - 6am

Anchor River -  Fun Dolly action up river today and few reports of Silvers caught.  Best luck would be in the lower river along the beach at high tide.

 

Fri. Aug. 2nd - 6am

Anchor River - Great morning and good river conditions.  Could use more water, but you may find Silvers low in the river, on the high tide.

 

Thurs. Aug. 1st - 6am

Anchor River - Great Dolly action up river from the bridge, in the Dolly hole.  Still some big Kings swimming around, don't walk in their spawning area, thanks!

 

Weds. July 31st - 6am

Anchor River - Two Silvers caught early before daylight on the high tide this morning.  No Silvers the rest of the day, but the tides are rising.

 

Tues. July 30th - 6am

Anchor River - Lower river had some good Pink action and heard of the 1st Silver caught down by the mouth.

 

Mon. July 29th - 6am

Anchor River - Still kind of slow for the Dolly's. Plenty of Pinks.

Kenai River - Great Sockeye action today, limit 6 and done in 2 hours, in Soldotna.

 

Sun. July 28th - 6am

Anchor River - Dolly's were a little slow, but we saw plenty of good Pink action.   River still low and clear.

 

Sat. July 27th - 6am

Anchor River - River looks great, although it is a little low from perfect conditions.

 

Fri. July 26th - 6am

Anchor River - Pink Salmon continue to be active and the Dolly's have moved up river  and seem to be in the deep pockets.

 

Thurs. July 25th - 6am

Anchor River - River is in great shape, may have a touch more water in it and still some good Pink and Dolly action.  Dolly's have moved up and we are still looking for the first report of Silvers.

 

Weds. July 24th - 6am

Anchor River - Little rain last night didn't do much change to the river, color still good.  You will find pockets of fish in the lower river.

Try Looking in the deep holes and below fast running water.

 

Tues. July 23rd - 6am

Anchor River - Water looks good and seemed to have raised a little.  Good Dolly action and there was still a bunch of Pinks in there.

 

Mon. July 22nd - 6am

Anchor River - No sign of Silvers yet, still waiting for the first sign of the Coho !

 

Sun. July 21st - 6am

Anchor River - Still good fishing for Pinks and Dolly's have moved up a little.  Water is good.

 

Sat. July 20th - 6am

Anchor River - Good fishing for Dolly's and Pink Salmon.  River looks good.

 

Fri. July 19th - 6am

Anchor River - River cleared up nicely and is good for fishing.   Dolly's and Pinks in there for  some fun action.

 

Thurs. July 18th - 6am

Anchor River - River looks better and good fishing.

Kenai River - Running high and fast. 

 

Weds. July 17th - 6am

Anchor River - Fishing well for Pink action and Dolly's.  Littele color in the river didn't hurt the fish coming in.

 

Tues. July 16th - 6am

Anchor River - Little color in the river turning it brown for a change but won't last long.  Came up very little.

Humpy Creek - Stuffed with Pinks and Dolly's

 

Mon. July 15th - 6am

Anchor River - Pinks and Dolly's are active, coming in more and more.  Good fishing !

 

Sun. July 14th - 6am

Anchor River - Pick Salmon and Dolly's in the river for some good action.  Water low and clear.

Kenai River - Sockeye !  Time to fill the coolers !

 

Sat. July 13th - 6am

Anchor River - Good fishing for Pink Salmon and Dolly's are starting to come in bigger numbers. 

 

Fri. July 12th - 6am

Anchor River - Starting to see lots of Pinks and Dolly's in the river and the water is still very low and clear.

Kenai River - Fishing well for Sockeye Salmon in the Soldotna area, not heavy, but well worth fishing.

 

Thurs. July 11th - 6am

Anchor River - Good Dolly and Pink action this morning, lots of fish coming in the river.

 

Weds. July 10th - 6am

Anchor River - Still very low and clear, starting to see a few Dolly's and Pinks in the river.

 

Tues. July 9th - 6am

Anchor River - Little slow today with a Pink on the morning tide.

 

Mon. July 8th - 6am

Anchor River -  Had a nice push of fish on the evening tide, catching half a dozen Pinks and Half a dozen Dolly's.  Ended the day landing a 15lb Fresh King of a 5wt on a Squirltail.

 

Sun. July 7th - 6am

Anchor River - Water is low and clear, best fishing is in the low light of the morning and evening.

 

Sat. July 6th - 6am

Anchor River- Low and Clear water, few fish have been caught, dry flies have been working, not much on beads yet.

Kasilof River - Water level is getting higher but the sockeye are still being caught below Crooked Creek.

 

Fri. July 5th - 6am

Anchor River - Starting to see a few Dolly's flashing in ehind the Kings and a small Pink has been caught.

Kasilof River - Still doing good for Sockeye as the river keeps rising.

 

Thurs. July 4th - 6am

Anchor River - Low and clear, fishing is slow.

Happy Independence Day !

 

Weds. July 3rd - 6am

Anchor River - Fishing is slow, as the big push of Dolly's has not hit yet.

Kasilof River - A nice push of Sockeye came through mid morning and we did well.  No sign of Kings.

 

Tues. July 2nd - 6am

Anchor River - River is very low and clear.  Not much action today as it's early for Dolly's and Pinks. 

 

Mon. July 1st - 6am

Anchor River - Open for fishing, as far as Fish and Game says....  after two phone calls and triple checking, it is open! Although the emergence order says closed until July 15th in the first paragraph...  Carol is gone and it isn't clear at all and I still think it is closed, because of Carol's initial intent of the closure in the first place.

Kasilof River - Sockeye today and no sigh of Kings.

 

Sun. June 30th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed

Kasilof River - Few Rainbows upper river today and some sockeye.

 

Sat. June 29th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed.

Kasilof River - Still catching some Kings from the bank and Sockeye are hit or miss..

 

Fri. June 28th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed.

Kasilof River - Still catching some Kings from the bank and few Sockeye. Water up another couple inches again today.

 

Thurs. June 27th - 6am

Anchor River - Could use some water...

Kasilof River - Good King fishing and ok Sockeye fishing, water is rising slowly the last few days.

 

 

Weds. June 26th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed, very low and clear.

Kasilof River - Good King fishing and slow Sockeye fishing due to the opening of dip netting.

 

Tues. June 25th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed until July 15th

Kasilof River - Still producing good King fishing and some Sockeye  are in there also.

 

Mon. June 24th - 6am

Anchor River - Water level low.

Kasilof River - Still catching Kings and a few Sockeye.

 

Sun. June 23rd - 6am

Anchor River - Water level dropping and getting low.  Closed !

Ninilchik River - Open for hatchery kings only and best in early morning.

Kenai River/Russian River - Reds are in and still many fish in the river.

 

Sat. June 22nd - 6am

Anchor River - Closed until July 15th

 

Fri. June 21st

Anchor River - Closed

Kasilof River - Still some good King action and a few Sockeye moving through.

 

Thurs. June 20th

Anchor River - Closed

 

Weds. June 19th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed

Kasilof River - Still some good King action and a few Sockeye moving through.

 

Tues. June 18th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed

Ninilchik River - Open for King Salmon, Hatchery only!

 

Mon. June 17th - 6am

Anchor River_- Closed

Ninilchik River - Open for King Salmon, Hatchery only!

 

Sun. June 16th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed

Ninilchik R. - Opens today for Hatchery King Salmon

 

Sat. June 15th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed

Kenai R - Russian River Reds limit increased to 6 fish in the sanctuary only.

Kasilof R. - Good King Fishing continues and a few sockeye reported from the bank.

 

Fri. June 14th - 6am

Anchor River -

Kenai River - Still Reds being caught in Soldotna.

 

Thurs. June 13th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed, but getting lower. Hate the "R" word but we need it !

Kenai/Russian River -  "Sockeye are In," in great numbers this early in the year.

 

Weds. June 12th -

Anchor River - Closed

Kenai River -  Try for some RR reds in Soldotna.

 

 

Tues. June 11th - 6am

Anchor River - Closed until July 15th, we can fish on the 16th.

Kenai River - Caught, cleaned, in the cooler 3 Russian River Reds in about 2 hours in Soldotna yesterday.

 

Mon. June 10th - 6am

Anchor River - Good action this morning and many rolling today.  Bright light and low and clear river conditions slowed things up once the sun hit the water.

High Tides -

8:14am - 15.78 ft

9:14pm - 17.45 ft

 

Sun. June 9th -

Anchor River - Early morning was hot with a few nice Kings caught.  Slowed up as the morning progressed.  Saw 3 caught and only saw a few move up.

High Tides -

6:56am - 16.70 ft

8:09pm - 17.09 ft

 

Sat. June 8th -

Anchor River - Great King action this morning.  The early bite was on at 4 until 6am.  Still had some action, landing one for two about 10am.  Conditions great, lots of fishermen.

High Tides -

5:51am - 17.95 ft

7:06pm - 17.16 ft

 

Fri. June 7th -

Anchor River - Still some good high tides and the Kings have been coming in lower river all week.  Conditions are great, see you out there at midnight !

High Tides -

4:58am - 19.09 ft

6:10pm - 17.49 ft

 

Thurs. June 6th - 6am

Anchor River  - We have great river conditions, looking good for the weekend.

High Tides -

4:12am - 19.95 ft

5:20pm - 17.91 ft

 

Weds. June 5th -

Anchor River - Just Perfect !

High Tides -

3:31am - 20.41 ft

4:35pm - 18.27 ft

Kasilof River - Great river conditions, water rising slowly.  Bite was on in the early AM and slowed down by mid morning.

 

Tues. June 4th - 6am

Anchor River - Great looking river conditions and we are seeing Kings heading up river past the weir.  The count is higher than last year, which is promising. 

Anchor River. King Salmon Count

High Tides -

2:53am - 20.51 ft

3:53pm - 18.04ft

Fishing Report, Tues. June 4th 10:00am

Fishing over the weekend was good on the Southern Kenai Peninsula, with the help from High Tides, some good weather and great river conditions. 

Anchor River, Deep Creek and Ninilchik were all fishing well for King Salmon. Still a few Steelhead hanging around, adding to the action!

King Salmon fishing on the Kasilof is improving, as water level continues to rise slowly.  Doing well from the drift boats and also river bank fishing.

Upper Kenai River will be open June 11th for fishing, and their starting to see sockeye in the Kenai already.

The King Salmon count on the Anchor R. is running higher than last year, although there is still room for improvement.

As of:  June 1st we were at 938 fish, compared to 143 last year on the same day.

It would be nice to see numbers at about 1,500  by now, which would be more on track for a 7-8 thousand fish year… 

Best time to fish for King Salmon on the river is, two hours before high tide - to 2 hours after high tide, for a big push of fish coming in the river. 

Anchor River, Deep Creek and Ninilchik will be open on Sat. June 8th, 9th, and 10th for the last 3 days of King fishing.  

Anchor River, Deep Creek and Ninilchik will be closed until July 15.  With the upper river, past the markers, open August 1st.

Halibut Fishing and Salmon trolling has been good and many reports of Orca’s and Whales in the area.

Actually an amazing sad story my bud saw… a pack of Killer whales taking out a whale calf as the mama whale was bellowing for help... sad but… Natural Channel in HD.

 

Anchor River. King Salmon Count

High Tides -

2:53am - 20.51 ft

3:53pm - 18.04ft

 

Mon. June 3rd -

Anchor River - Fishing continues to be good with the help of the higher tides and good weather.  River conditions are great and should remain that way today.  River will be closed this Weds. and reopen Sat. June 8th.

High Tides -

2:16am - 20.31ft

3:12pm - 18.37ft

 

Sun. June 2nd - 6am

Anchor River - Great river conditions with lower and clear water.  Kings are in the river and moving up in good numbers, better than last year on these dates.  Spin and Glows are working for Kings.

High Tides-

1:41am - 19.85

2:32am - 18.01

 

Sat. June 1st - 6am

Anchor River - Water level has dropped more and is still very clear.  Caught one Kings today and a few Steelhead.  Steelhead fishing has been good and still hanging on...

High Tides-

1:06am - 19.16ft

1:52pm - 17.39ft

 

Fri. May 31st  - 6am

Anchor River - A good number of Kings came in the river past the weir, giving us over 750 fish so far, which is better than last year. Still nice and clear with the water level a touch high.  Should be a great weekend of King fishing with high tides to bring in more fish.

High Tides -

12:30am - 18.31ft

1:10pm -  16.50ft

 

Thurs. May 30th - 6am

Anchor River - Clear visibility after a little rain last night, water level is a little high, but better than last Mon.

High Tides

12:25pm - 15.45ft

 

Weds. May 29th - 6am

Anchor River - River dropping nicely and looking good for Sat.

High Tides

11:35am - 14.34ft

12 Midnight - 14.34ft

 

Tues. May 28th - 6am

Anchor River - Water has dropped a little and is clearing up nicely.  Had a fun day yesterday with a client tripping and falling landing his King.  No injuries and a great story !

High Tides - My New Deal I Think You will Like !!

10:35am - 13.39ft

11;10 pm - 16.31ft

 

Mon. May 27th - 6am

Anchor River - Came up about 6 inches and turned dirty. Poor visibility and high water made it tough today, but managed to land one with a fly and half a brick of weight, just after high tide about 10am. 

 

Sun. May 26th - 6am

Anchor River - Great morning for weather then it turned rainy. Did see a few Kings caught and lots of reports of Steelhead caught.  Visibility is nice and clear, the rain today may turn it cloudy by tonight, but it's not muddy at all.

 

Sat.May 25th - 6am

Anchor River - We are looking at good conditions for today's opener!  You have about 2 foot visibility and its just a little high.  Will be updating throughout the day with reports as they come in. Nothing reported yet at 5:55am.

1pm Report - Many Steelhead being caught and a few Kings caught swinging fly's this morning.  Bright Pink and Chartreuse seem to be best!

 

Fri. May 24th - 6am

Anchor River - Looking good for the King Opener tonight at midnight.  River is about 4-6 inches high from perfect and a good two foot visibility, not muddy at all !

 

Thurs. May 23rd - 6am

Anchor River - Water visibility is noticeably clearer and a little high, but good conditions for Memorial Weekend. Shop will be open until Midnight on Friday. 

Kasilof River - River came up a little and saw a few Kings caught from a boat today.

 

Weds. May 22nd - 6am

Anchor River - Still looking good for the weekend!  The water is much clearer and slowly dropping.

 

Tues. May 21st - 6am

Anchor River - Good visibility and the water level is normal for this time of year.

 

Mon. May 20th - 6am

Anchor River - Much more clear today as the river continues to drop.

 

Sun. May 19th - 6am

Anchor River -

Kasilof River - Still low and good fishing conditions, Steelhead fishing was a little slower today.

 

Sat. May 18th - 6am

Anchor  River - Water would of been good today if we had our normal opener.  It's a little high and a touch of color, good conditions.

 

Fri. May 17th - 8am

Anchor River - The river is a little high and still dirty, so an extra week is going to help conditions and should be a good opener next Fri. at midnight.

Kasilof River - Still good reports of Steelhead in the river and great river conditions up to this point.

 

Thurs. May 16th - 8am

Anchor River - Still high and brown, but the color has improved a little. 

 

Weds. May 15th - 8am

Anchor River - The color is starting to clear a little, rain today isn't going to help.  An extra week may give us better river conditions.

 

Tues. May 14th - 8am

Anchor River - River continues to drop and looks good if the rain holds off. 

Kasilof River - Conditions are great for some good Steelhead fishing, should be a nice day. 

 

Mon. May 13th - 8am

Anchor River - River dropped about 6 inches and continues to be dirty and high.

Kasilof River - Great Steelhead fishing with many nice fish caught.

 

Sun. May 12th - 8am

Anchor River - Water Level has dropped a little, still high and brown, normal conditions for this time of year.

Kasilof River -Good river conditions producing some great Steelhead fishing.  Good reports of nice fish in the river.

 

Sat. May 11th - 8am

Anchor River - Rain brought up the river a bit and still dirty. Weir is in.

Kasilof River - Water is still low and very accessible for great River Bank Fishing, guides available here at the Fly Box.

 

Fri. May 10th - 8am

Anchor River - Normal spring conditions with high water and dirty.

Kasilof River -Many good reports of Steelhead fishing on the Kasilof and one report of a King caught.

 

Thurs. May 9th - 8am

Anchor River - Looks like a good break up and normal high water and a few new trees down, river always changes...

Kasilof River -Good Steelhead fishing today around the lower Crooked Creek area where the water colors come together.

 

Weds. May 8th - 8am

Anchor River - Not a lot of change with the water high and dirty.

Kasilof River -Steelhead in the river and some good reports today.

 

Tues. May 7th - 8am

Anchor River - River still running high with a couple of new trees fell in the river and a couple of minor changes. 

Kasilof River - Good place to try today with beautiful river conditions.  Caught a few nice Steelhead today.

 

Mon. May 6th - 8am

Anchor River - Water lever isstill ua and rown, but it looks like we are on track for a god opener May 25th. Shop will be open until Midnight on Fri. May 24th !

Kasilof River - Continues to produce good Steelhead fishing, and according to the boys, they have seen many !

 

Sun. May 5th - 8am

Anchor River - Looking forward to a good King Salmon Season and "No Bait" Single Hook, Artificial Lures Only !  We Got Great Flies !!

Kasilof River - Is the place to be !  Great reports of Steelhead fishing and excellent river conditions.

 

Sat. May 4th - 8am

Anchor River - River Check !  Flowing about normal and dirty and we get an extra week for river conditions to improve.

Kasilof River - What are you reading this for get to the Kasilof and go fishing !!  lol

 

Fri. May 3rd - 8am

Anchor River - Getting excited for the King Salmon Opener on Sat. May 25th.  Lost the first and last weekend and all the weds. leaves us 9 days of King fishing, same on Ninilchek and Deep Ck.

Kasilof River - River looks good and heard good reports of Steelhead fishing.

 

Thurs. May 2nd - 8am

Anchor River - River looks good, about average for this time of year.

Kasilof River - Should be a good time for Steelhead fishing, good river conditions and not many fishermen.

 

Weds. May 1st - 8am

Anchor River Good spring run off continues to flows and not over the banks, but still high. Anchor river open May 25th for our "Opener"

Kasilof River Water level is low and great for Steelhead fishing.  No reports yet from the boys and haven't been there yet myself.

 

2019 Fishing Report

 

Good Morning Folks ! Back in the Saddle here at the Fly Box and will be keeping up with the fishing report daily.

Lets get some "Tight Lines and Sunny Days !"