BC: Photos by Brad Beeman, Kerry Holley, Mike Metcalf, Tim Simpson, Rocky Suess and Skip Suess.
FC: Alaska Fishing August 20-28 2011
1: Fishing Russian River Mile Marker 55 Quartz Creek Mile Marker 41.5 Ptarmigan Creek Mile Marker 105 Kenai River Tonsina Beach Big River Lakes
2: Tonsina Beach
3: Tonsina Beach is a favorite place for fisherman to catch pink and chum salmon. The beach can be reached by water taxi or hiking from Millers Landing.
6: Quartz Creek contains rainbow and Dolly Varden. | Quartz Creek
7: Flyout to Big River Lakes from Soldotna
9: Russian River The Russian River has two sockeye runs, one in mid-June and the other in mid-July. Trout follow the sockeye known as reds into the river to eat the salmon eggs. The Russian River Campground provides access and foot trails along the river.
14: Ptarmigan Creek Access is available from Ptarmigan Creek Campground.
15: Our cabin at Cooper Landing
16: Big River Lakes
17: Big River Lakes is on the west side of Cook Inlet, and is accessible by float plane only. There are a number of shallow bays and flats that attract large schools of aggressive silvers in late July and August.
18: Glacier and Big River Lakes area as seen from the air.
19: Kenai River We launched the rafts at Cooper Landing and exited the river at Jim's Landing 11 miles downstream, the last exit before Skilak Lake.