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Good morning from Canada !
I'm going to fish for sockeye salmon at the end of June on Kasilof river. Is it possible to walk up the river from the bridge (Kasilof river recreation area) ? If yes, can we do a long distance ?
Thank you very much and best regards !
Yes, you can walk up from the bridge to fish for Sockeye Salmon. That time of year can be a bit slow for the run of Sockeye Salmon and plan on sharing the bank with several other anglers. You can probably walk about 1/2 to 3/4 a mile up above the bridge or so.
DaveDave Lisi - Owner/Guide for Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC located in the small mountain town of Cooper Landing, Alaska where he is a year-round resident, guide, carpenter and trout bum. On any given day, you will most likely find Dave on the banks of the Kenai swinging for trout with his best friend and future wife, Jackie. Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC was built in early 2017 with the goal of sharing the love and passion Dave and Jackie have for the Kenai Peninsula and the fish that live there.
The Kasilof River is an awesome river! You will have a good time. However, make sure you check the regulations about fishing above and below the bridge and definitely consult current Emergency Orders from the state of AK. On both sides of the river you can go both up and down a fair ways on each side of the river. But you will also eventually get cliffed out or banked out. You still have plenty of realestate to fish though on both sides before this happens. Another good option would be to hire a local fishing guide for the day and get to float the river and have tons of access and then wade/hike the other days. Good luck!
Cheers - AdamAdam Cuthriell - Part owner of FishHound Expeditions. His wife Kathryn Cuthriell and business partner Dave "Reps" Repta make up the rest of the company as well as their dogs Hatch, Rado, and Pike. They fish, live, and guide in Alaska year-round. When not guiding on the rivers they guide ice fishing on Alaska's numerous lakes. Originally from Colorado, he began guiding at the age of 19 while receiving a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Adam is also a current state of Alaska EMT.
That is going to be pretty tough to do that time of the year, especially with the amount of snow pack we have, river will have water this summer. The Kasilof is a tough river to access without a boat and floating it. Crooked Creek access point is your best option, but you will have to work around crowds.
Thanks - MikeMike Brown - Owner of Mossy's Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska
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