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Old 05-31-2013, 04:25 PM
tromak tromak is offline
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Default Re: Nice fighting rainbow video i found

Could easily be a steelhead in that stretch of the river. Probably isn't though im done with out of water shots as well. The state of alaska claims there are no steelhead on the kenai. There are not many, but there are some. 90 percent of the 30 plus inchers (on the kenai)though i believe are not anadromous. The biggest fish i can be confident in calling a steelhead in the kenai was 30.5 and the next one down was 27. That fish would fall right into the average kenai steelhead size range which, to be frank is smaller than what your looking for in the kenai. A little early in this vid to be catching steelhead. Two weeks later is the earliest id expect to see one. The kenai river steelhead debate is a sensitive issue and im pretty sure i know a lot better than the state about whats going on with the trout in that river. Fish and game probably knows these things they just don't want to publicly admit them. welcome to the very political fisheries of Alaska.
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