Russian River Fishing Report near Sterling, Alaska

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Fishing Tips for the Russian River

  2/8/2012 2:10 PM

Short and sweet has never described a river better that the Russian. It only flows for 11 miles before dumping into the Kenai but boy are those 11 miles productive. In the summer the draw is salmon {sockeye and silver) they start running into the river about mid-June and the second batch starts in July. The downside to fishing these times of the year are you really learn what fishing shoulder to shoulder means. The time that the Russian really stands out is in the spring and fall when the rainbows are really biting. If you dream of 6lbs rainbows that have lived there whole life in the wild than I recommend you fish here. When you fish here be considerate of the stream bank. All the years of anglers trampling it has made it look like it’s the bank of a stream that flows through a cattle pasture. The ADFG is trying as hard as it can to restore stream banks not just in the Russian but also in many rivers but they can’t do it alone. One last thing, I recommend you hire a guide when you fish here because you don’t want to waste your vacation time trying to find out where the fish are and what they are eating. With a guide all you have to do is do what he does and catch tons of fish. Good luck fishing!

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