This past Wednesday, found Randy and our guest, David, on Skilak Lake. They enjoyed a beautiful fall day, although a bit cool and cloudy, and caught a number of Rainbow Trout – even saw a seal on the lake!
The lake is part of the Kenai River system but also contains glacial runoff, being fed by meltwater from Skilak Glacier. The water is exceptionally clear with a mostly rocky bottom, relatively free of aquatic vegetation. Maximum depth is 528 feet, it is 15 miles long and up to 4 miles wide in places.
Skilak Lake is about a half hour drive from Kenai Wildlife Cabins, with easy access from the Sterling Highway.