Well happy June, everyone! With all the craziness going on and keeping everyone updated with the pandemic procedures and such, we realize that we forgot to update you guys on the Kenai River fishing regulations for the 2020 season.

Click HERE for a copy of the Kenai River Fishing Regulations 2020. We always recommend that you review these before you go out on a fantastic Kenai River fishing trip on your own. The regs are always helpful for planning, so check them out!

We are t-minus 8 days away from opening day on the Upper Kenai for 2020. We are just going with the flow and handling this unprecedented fishing season as it unfolds. We are on the watch for locusts, zombies, and also the eruption of a local volcano. After the Swan Lake fire last summer, we thought certainly that we would be in the clear for a while. It seems we operate from a place of excitement mixed with trepidation now, as we literally wait for the other shoe to drop (but there should be only 2 shoes, right?!)

We are hopeful, though, and looking forward to this understandably quiet fishing season ahead. It’s like we love to say, (and is written on a giant sticker on the bow of our family johnboat) “Beyond every cloud, there is a rainbow!” A Kenai River rainbow trout, that is!!

Speaking of clouds, they have been wonderfully present lately, sprinkling the land with showers, and hugging close to the mountains giving us that sense of the cool temperate rainforest that we’ve been missing. There is still time to check for some delicious morels in the forest before we switch our harvest mode to our favorite meal of all, the bright Russian River sockeye salmon that will be squirting up the river on their first run in no time.

Here’s wishing everyone a healthy, happy, and peaceful fishing season this year. Stay safe you guys and we will see you out on the water!