STEADY INCREASE IN AIR TEMPERATURES, RIVER FLOW AND LOWER RIVER TEMPS LEAD TO MIXED-BAG RESULTS FOR TROUT FISHING
With air temperatures hovering in the low to mid-40s lately, rainy conditions, along with hefty snow melt has led to a steady increase in the flow of the upper Kenai River late this month (March ‘19). Increased snow melt and rain not only has increased the flows of the Kenai River, it has also caused a relatively stagnant, to lowering effect on water temperatures.
What does this mean for trout fishing? It means that the fish have been relatively sluggish the past couple of days with mixed reports of success for local fly anglers. Look for an increase in feeding activity and willingness to move for food as the trout adjust to current water temperatures. Also, as the water temperatures increase, and the flows normalize, the trout to become more active.