08/13/15 - 8:52am
Coho salmon fishing on the Kenai River is slow going, but steadily improving.
Water levels are below average for this time of year and that can have a signifcant effect salmon typically known for its wreckless pursuit of bait.
“We’ve had really unusually warm water temperatures,” said Sportfishing Area Management Biologist Robert Begich. “I suspect there are probably more coho in the river than people realize, but they’re just not biting. Bright, sunny days are not conducive to coho salmon fishing, they get lockjaw and aren’t real active.”