The Valley’s Fish Creek will open to dipnetting by Emergency Order on July 26. Many salmon heads are also driving south to participate in the Kenai River dipnet fishery. Thousands of fish will be filleted, smoked, vacuum packed or canned and there’s no better time than now to review how to properly dispose of fish waste in the Mat-Su Valley.
The 6th annual Alaska Spey Clave is this Saturday, June 1 at the Russian River Ferry in Cooper Landing. The clave brings together Spey enthusiasts for a day of presentations, casting, camaraderie, and a free BBQ lunch. This is a great opportunity for new and experienced Spey casters to improve their casting skills and demo rods before buying.
If you fish Mat-Su Valley streams, chances are you’ve had some tough days —days when you can’t do anything right and it seems there isn’t a trout in any beat you have covered. We’ve all been there. Those days are frustrating, to say the least, but I’ve learned more from those tough days then I ever have when it has been lights out fishing. Fishing is a lot like anything: the more you practice, the better you become. Here are a couple tips to help get you into fish faster.