Trout Fishing

September and October Fishing

September and October Fishing

After a tumultuous late August with wild fires, road closures, river closures and a temporary relocation of Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC, we are back on our regular guiding and fishing program and back in our home in Cooper Landing, AK.

JULY COMING TO AN END

SO MUCH ACTION THIS JULY!

Another month almost in the books! What a crazy summer it has been! The trout and sockeye fishing has been really awesome lately!

Once again, our guests have been incredible and the fish have been doing their part, wearing us out :)

Looks like our next open date isn’t until October… we’ll be grinding out until then - let’s hope our equipment holds up!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us this season and who has booked with us for future dates :0)

They don’t get much thicker or bigger than this Dolly Varden!  What a beast!

They don’t get much thicker or bigger than this Dolly Varden! What a beast!

Upper Kenai River Rainbow Trout!

Upper Kenai River Rainbow Trout!

Giant Dolly Varden on the Spey Rod!  - 3rd Cast to glory!

Giant Dolly Varden on the Spey Rod! - 3rd Cast to glory!

OUR FIRST SHORT FILM! - THIS IS TROUT SPEY

It has been so much fun to work on our YouTube Channel!

With nearly 40 videos already in 2019, we decided to work on a short film. Centering around the fly fishing technique of “trout spey,” we hope to show how much we love to chase trout using 2-handed fly rods, known as spey rods.

Watch as we talk about our passion for spey fishing and for taking our wonderful guests out on the river to tangle with some feisty rainbow trout on big rods!

Skagit Casting Basics - Learning How To Skagit Cast

Skagit Casting Basics - Learning How To Skagit Cast

Learning the addiction-filled fly fishing techniques of spey fishing and skagit casting opens up such great new opportunities for chasing our favorite fish.

Ever since we discovered spey fishing, it has become a relentless passion for us, not only in our personal fishing journeys, but in our guiding program here at Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC.

Trout Spey Tips - 4 Preparation Tips for a Great Day on the Water!

Trout Spey Tips - 4 Preparation Tips for a Great Day on the Water!

One of the most practical ways to have a great day on the water is to prepare ahead of time. Being a fishing guide, we are always prepared to fish from the time the boat launches until the time we reach our final destination for the day.

Trout Spey Fly Patterns - Scott Howell's Squidro Fly Variant

Trout Spey Fly Patterns - Scott Howell's Squidro Fly Variant

The mini squidro fly uses sparse materials and fish-catching colors. The rubber legs tied into the Squidro truly make this fly dance in the water. The trout absolutely love this fly!