The Kenai Penensula

Sat, Jun 17, 2017

After ten relaxing days in Anchorage, we hitched up and headed south to the Kenai Penensula.

It was a beautiful drive around the Turnagain Arm and then south to Soldotna, about halfway to Homer.

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Soldotna is a fisherman’s paradise as it sits on the world famous Kenai River.   Quoting Wiki, the Kenai River is the most popular sport fishing destination in Alaska, particularly for King or Chinook salmon.  Each year there are two runs each of king salmon, silver salmon, red salmon, plus a run of pink salmon every other year.

Soldatna has built a boardwalk along the river for the fishermen and women.  Steps are provided so that you can access the river since you’ll be fishing in the water wearing your waders.  They’ve even provided cleaning tables and have signs to throw the remnants back in the river for their nutrient value.

Shore fishing works because the fish are going up river fighting the current.  But the current is slowest near the shore.  So that’s where they are.  Here’s the boardwalk.

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