Lake Fishing

• Fishing at Kenai Area lakes can be excellent during the winter.
• In late November the ice thickness is often thick enough for safe travel (6 inches for foot traffic, 12 inches for vehicle). Once enough ice is present, fishing for rainbows, Dolly Varden, and stocked landlocked salmon is excellent. Travel on the ice is at your own risk. ADF&G does not monitor ice thickness. For ice and snowpack conditions on state or federal lands, call Alaska State Parks in Soldotna at (907) 262-5581 or the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at (907) 262-7021
• Arc and Scout lakes are stocked with Arctic grayling.
• Twenty-seven Kenai Peninsula lakes are stocked by the Department. In addition, numerous lakes support natural populations of rainbow trout, lake trout and Dolly Varden.
• Contact the Soldotna office about sport fish species that are present in both stocked and wild lakes in the area.
• Bait fished under a bobber, small jigs or jigging spoons will produce catches while fishing through the ice.
• For lake trout try fishing at Kenai, Skilak, Tustumena or Hidden lakes. Fishing with jigging spoons tipped with dead-baits such as herring can be very effective.

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