We are all happy to be back on the water and enjoying the beautiful Alaskan summer. The joke is the minute the river opens summer ends and it starts raining, but not this year!
Skilak Lake crossing.
The Sockeye Salmon are starting to come in, not in high numbers quite yet, but there are out there and we’ve been catching. It also means that there are just that many more that will be showing up here in the next few weeks.
Father and son spending the day together. Bringing home the Sockeye Salmon!
The Rainbow Trout fishing has been producing as well with plenty of action for everyone.
Mike Evans with Karen and her beautiful Rainbow Trout!
Between the Sockeye Salmon coming in and the Trout fishing, it’s a great time to be out on the water. Come on down, enjoy the sun and let’s get after it!
To book your own adventure call Jen or Mike today 907.595.5733
The time for the Annual HAVE Alaska wounded Veteran hunt is rapidly approaching! This June we will be taking Veterans hunting for Alaska black bears and fishing on the Klutina River. HAVE Alaska is proud to offer our services to any Veteran that has given themselves in the service of this great country. Our goal is to provide a one of a kind experience for all Veterans to help in the healing and rehabilitation process of their injuries. We are proud to connect Veterans with others to create a unique brotherhood of individuals that have had similar experiences, and can help each other through the healing process.
HAVE Alaska is a non-profit organization, and is dedicated to give 100% of its money earned to our wounded Veterans. It is only through the generous donations of our community that we are able to provide this experience for our Veterans. Please DONATE now to help out this great cause, and give back to our Veterans.
We are taking applications now for these Alaskan Adventures!
Fishing on the is in full swing! Dip netting and sport fishing for Red Salmon is Hot right now. Watch this video for some awesome underwater halibut action! Call Joe Hanes for a trip of a lifetime 907-262-6388.
Thanks to Capt. Tom with Halibut Hunter Charters for the much needed break to catch some nice Halibut and cod. The Homer weather was a bit windy but we each managed to catch a dozen or more halibut before it was time to head for home. A new rule for charter boats only this year requires retention of a 29 inch or smaller halibut if you are going to keep two fish. This absurd rule makes for a long day of fishing, throwing back fish after fish to find one small enough to keep. Great day of fishing with my two new friends the "Bruces" from Utah!
To book with Captain Tom Bunnell go to http://halibuthunterscharters.com/
Hot shot crews are working on structure protection around the Pollard Loop area, and the Duck Scooper planes are continuing to drop water on the advancing edge. Winds are changing erratically. Homer Electric is preparing to shut down the transmission line and reroute power. Soldotna area residents may temporarily lose power. The Forestry department is looking for people with clean driving records and pickup trucks. Call Darren 250-6508. The last update at 9:00PM didn't have a new acreage count.
The Funny River Wildfire has grown past 67,000 acres and is only 5% contained. All of us here on the Kenai Peninsula are very grateful to all the firefighters who have been pouring into town to try and hold the line before the fire closes in on any homes. The winds have died down some tonight, and water bombing planes along with "Duck" Scooping planes are using water out of Skilak and Tustumena Lakes to drop on the fire. Across Cook Inlet the Tyonek wildfire has grown to 1820 acres. Tyonek is the village next to where I have done bear guiding with wounded veterans for years. I am hopeful that the firefighters get that blaze under control before the village is threatened. On a positive note, it is amazing to watch the community come together rally around those in need. For instance, today while I was at the DNR Forestry office in Soldotna, Kathy from Jersey Subs was in there dropping off menus and letting the staff know that they would stay open as long as they were needed. Alaskans are a unique breed of people, looking out for our neighbors is just in our blood. Stay classy Kenai.
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Sightseeing and Adventure Tours Full Curl Outdoors offers ATV and Jet-Boat tours throughout the Copper River Basin and Prince Williams Sound areas and backpacking excursions in the Chugach Mountains. Our jet boat tours offer photography and sightseeing in pristine wilderness areas. Our tours provide the opportunity to view and photograph many of Alaska's wildlife species and some of the World's most dynamic scenery. Please visit our tour pages or contact us to plan a customized tour to meet your needs.
Alaska Fishing The 2014 Alaska fishing season is going to be fantastic. Sure it may sound like an old fish story. But actually it’s shaping up to be a stunning season. More people from all over are calling and emailing us here at the Fish Magnet team. So what’s the reason?
There is no other place you will discover here on the Kenai River. We have amazing wildlife from bear and deer to big, fat 30 lb. king salmon just waiting to hook your line.
Alaska Fishing on the Kenai Here on the Kenai River we’re home to an Alaska fishing world record king salmon catch of 97.4 lbs. I know, that’s plenty of great eating. Depending on the time of year, we see them rank from 40 to 70 lbs. What does it take to haul these Alaska fishing monsters into the boat? Well, for starters, patience. Then access some of the most secret Alaska fishing holes we’ve been visiting for decades.
Depending on the time of year, we also see red and silver salmon. Sure there’s also a ton of trophy-sized trout. Many of our clients tell us they experience a dream fishing experience of a lifetime when they take time to pay us a visit.
So what makes a great Alaska fishing trip? We’ve been guiding these waters for decades and here’s some of our best suggestions…
Many of our clients love to go after king salmon. It’s always what they love to think about when they’re reading for some amazing Alaska fishing.
But remember, it really depends on the time of year you’re visiting us. Alaska fishing is best when you plan your trip around a specific fish run. They can be fickle so we encourage you to call us to get our fishing report. We monitor our waters daily and love to give you a lot of great advice when you’re planning your Alaska fishing trip.
Once you experience true Alaska fishing, you’ll be amazed how big the fish are here at Fish Magnet. We love helping people have a wonderful fishing trip along with some of the best Alaska fishing around.
Alaska Fishing Trends Sometimes you’ll find guides mention how the fishing changes depending on the weather. So we have an entire network of secret fishing holes that help us roll with trending runs. One of the reasons we help so many clients catch the big ones is we have decades of expertise guiding Alaska fishing trips.
We guide Alaska fishing folks of all ages and we know we’ll help you hook your next big fish. The King Salmon are some of the biggest in the world. Think Alaska fishing and then get in touch with us.
At Full Curl Outdoors we provide experienced, friendly support and guidance for your Alaska Wilderness Adventures. We provide personal service to our customers that is second to none in a responsible, ethical manner. Our trips include backpacking, fishing, ATV tours and many other tourism related excursions. We respect Alaska's fish and wildlife resources and other resource users. We live in a rural community and do our best to show our guests the "True Alaska," areas off the beaten path. Full Curl Outdoors strives to avoid the large crowds encountered in many areas of Alaska. Our fishermen seldom have others in their fishing holes, our hikers are almost always alone, and many of our activities are conducted under limited special use permits. We are passionate about sharing our wild places and unique inhabitants of Alaska with our guests. We pride ourselves on exceptional service to our clients, our community, our natural resources, and those that have served our country.