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Posted: 9/25/2004 2:05:16 PM EST
Myself and 2 buddies are coming up in Aug. 2005, one of the things we want to do is fish for halibut in Kenai for a day and then do a backcountry flyfish/camp trip for a few days somewhere nearby. Anybody know of a reputable charter for halibut? Also, where can we get in some decent salmon fishing close to Kenai?
I'm sure I'll have more questions as we plan more.

One more thing just came to mind, were packing a .454 Casull revolver and a Marlin 45.70 guide gun for bear protection. Good enough? or do you have a better suggestion.
Thanks all.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:19:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:30:42 PM EST
Hi fireguy
Sounds as if you are going to play from the Kenai area. The Halibut and Salt Water Salmon Charters operate out of Ninilchik, Anchor Point and Homer (they are located just South of Kenai). August is probably the best time as the Silvers are just starting to come in and most of the Tourists have left. When the Kings and Reds are in this area is a madhouse (peak tourist season is July). There is very good flyfishing in any direction for Bows, Silvers, and Dollys during August. Some years temps will drop and will have an early fall when this happens a few Steelhead will start showing up in late August.
The 45-70 and the 454 Casull are very good choices and are both very common in the area, my Bush Guns are a 45-70 Levergun and a Model 83 Freedom Arms chambered for the 454 Casull. Heavy loadings with heavy cast bullets for both cartridges are readily available locally ( I can send you Data if you handload). I know several people in the fishing business and can give you a starting point if you wish. If I can help contact me.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:40:14 AM EST
Rabon - thanks for the info. If you have a name of a decent charter boat captain I'd appreciate it. Like I said, it'll probably be just a one day charter for halibut and several days in the back country for salmon. Also if you know any good fishing areas around Talkeetna I'd appreciate the info. We may spend some time up there but were not sure about that yet. I can't wait to get up there! Been wanting to do this for a long time.
Also trying to find some info on caribou hunting, I may tack a short hunt onto the end of my trip. I'm looking on the web for info but some first hand advice and experience is always better. Know any decent and affordable guides?
Thanks again. -- Mark
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:09:42 PM EST
fireguy
I sent you an IM, I don't know much about computers. Did it get there?
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 4:59:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rabon:
fireguy
I sent you an IM, I don't know much about computers. Did it get there?



Yes, Thanks for the info. I'll be getting in touch with your contact. If I have any more questions I'll be sure and get in touch with you. Thanks again. -- Mark
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 12:28:47 AM EST
Check out Mahays river boats. They will take you to Clear Creek and you can catch Silvers unitl your arms fall off.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 3:06:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:06:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By arcticbear:
Check out Mahays river boats. They will take you to Clear Creek and you can catch Silvers unitl your arms fall off.



thanks, I'll check them out.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:09:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 5:09:51 AM EST by fireguy]

Originally Posted By Tweak:
fireguy,

Driving through, around or over WA?



I'll probably hook up with my two friends out in Denver, (that's where they live), and fly straight to Anchorage from Denver.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 8:34:44 PM EST
Searcherfortruth, a member here, just came back from a trip he took. He was happy, caught a lot of fish, ask him about the charters and B&B's he stayed.
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