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Travelling to the area in 2015 and need some planning advice.  Cooper Landing bound for 2 weeks around mid July.  We are told that this is prime Sockeye time for the 2nd run.  We have the following questions:

Where should we stay?

What type of rods do we need both fly and conventional?

What pound test is required?

Ferry or the Russian River for best action?

Guided Fishing trips:  should we hire a guide or is it a easy "DIY" location?

What provisions should we bring to the area?

How are the restaurants in the area?

Thanks in advance!


"Alaska Joe"

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Here is my email address.

You have asked allot of questions which would require rather lengthy responses.  It would be best for an email response between us.

"Alaska Joe"

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            here is my brief and best shot at answering your questions without to much detail:

1.  there are several places to stay in Cooper Landing.  Contact the Kenai Cache for lodging and guided fishing options.

2.  Coventional rods should be in the 25 to 30# clas for salmon and bring a 9wt for salmon.  A 7wt is the most common all around trout rod although a 6wt will do just as well.

3.  Use 25 to 30 pound test for you main line and leader.  Use the same as a leader for your fly rod.

4.  Fish the ferry when they are doing well but do not pass up the opportunity to fish the Russian as well.  At times they are both doing well and at other times it is one or the other.

5.  Guided fishing is always a good thing but cost.  If anything, hire a guide for the 1st day and learn the how of salmon and trout fishing.  Sign up for a full day to make the most of it.  Fly Bob, with the Kenai Cache Outfitters is the most experienced Russian River guide in the area.

6.  Bring layers of clothing and fleece.  Dont forget rain gear.  Breathable waders are ideal and pack easily.  Dont weigh down with to much stuff in the tackle category.  Wait and picj up everything you need at the Kenai Cache Outfitters main store.

7.  Several good restaurants in town.  Gwin's and Sacketts are both right next to the Russian River.  Stcok up with the basics in town before driving down such as snacks and water.

Hope this helps....Falco

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