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SWAN LAKE FIRE UPDATE FOR COOPER LANDING AND THE KENAI RIVER 9/7/19

UPPER KENAI RIVER reopened ON SEPTEMBER 4TH

9-4-19 THE KENAI RIVER REOPENED ON SEPTEMBER 4TH WITH LIMITED ACCESS FROM THE COOPER LANDING VIEWPOINT AND BOAT LAUNCH (BRIDGE) TO SPORTSMAN’S LANDING FROM 6AM-6PM.

After the Upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing closed on August 18th due to the Swan Lake Fire, which spread nearly out of control after a wind storm, limited river access has been restored.

Beginning September 4th, the Upper Kenai River from the Cooper Landing Viewpoint and Boat Launch (Cooper Landing Bridge) to Sportsman’s Landing is now open for boating and fishing activities from 6am-6pm. The Kenai River remains closed from Sportsman’s down to Lower Skilak Campground and Boat Launch to boating and fishing activities.

The economic impacts of this fire have been widespread and have caused many inconveniences along the way.

Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC, as well as other guide operations had to temporarily relocate to Soldotna to avoid smoke, potential fires reaching Cooper Landing and to facilitate fishing trips the best we could. With the highway and Upper river closure, many trips were forced to cancel, but luckily, we’ve been able to make some trips happen and things have finally stabilized.

Cooper Landing Fishing Guide

We came back to Cooper Landing as the Upper Kenai re-opened on 9/4 and are settled back into home—we will be back up and running business as usual! Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC will be operating full time on both the Upper Kenai and the Middle Kenai through the months of September and October.

If you have future trips booked with us, we will be sending out weekly email updates with fishing conditions and logistics.

Fishing lately has been outstanding and we look forward to an incredible fall season!

Thank you to all of our guests and supporters, without you, we aren’t sure where we’d be!

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 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!