A couple weeks ago, Randy took a guest of ours on a drift boat excursion on the Kenai River.
A drift boat is characterized by a wide, flat bottom, flared sides, a narrow, flat bow, and a pointed stern. A rocker is used along an arc from bow to stern along the bottom of the boat, which allows the boat to spin about its center for ease in maneuvering in the water.
The Kenai River is the longest river on the Kenai Peninsula of south central Alaska. It runs 82 miles from Kenai Lake in the Kenai Mountains, westward through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Skilak Lake, to its outlet into the Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean near Kenai and Soldotna, Alaska.
The Kenai River is the most popular sport fishing destination in Alaska, particularly for King or Chinook salmon. However, it is also the home of trophy size Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden.
Along with Kenai's fish, the area is home to other wildlife, including moose, bears, and multiple species of birds. The day of this excursion there was actually a brown bear along the shoreline near where the guys launched from.
David, our guest, was able to land several nice Rainbow Trout on this half day excursion, before heading back home to the lower 48.
Contact Kenai Wildlife Cabins to book your 2018 fishing excursion today!