When we first saw the Kenai River, we were amazed at the blue color we saw. It was absolutely breathtaking. As for fishing, we found out there are several “sections” we could fish. While we were on the Peninsula, we fished three of them, all in the “Upper” area, fishing from Kenai Lake to Sportsman’s; Sportsman’s to Jim’s Landing; and the amazing section through the Canyon. There were eagles everywhere lining the banks of the river.
Fishing with Stacy Corbin, the founder, owner and head guide for Mystic Rivers Fly Fishing, was a real treat. Stacy was really excited to show us the section through the canyon, so off we went, putting in at Sportsman’s and floating downstream, through the canyon, ending up in Skilak Lake.
We stopped on a small gravel bar in the canyon section for lunch and our “Guide Talk” with Stacy. We had a very special guest along with us who fished behind us as we chatted about fishing the Kenai…. how to fish it…. when to fish it… and what species can be targeted. Stacy knows this river better than anyone and we were really lucky to have fished it with him. We can’t wait to go back to the Kenai Peninsula to fish with Stacy and to chase “Walter” and “Wanda” again. For now, we know you’ll enjoy our conversation with Stacy, as well as some great pictures/videos, including our special guest.