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Russian River

Kenai, AK
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Kenai
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.
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Merritt Island, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We camped here for 3 nights. It was gorgeous in all directions. The steps down the mountainside to the river were very nice and led right to the river. We missed the salmon run, but enjoyed the spacious campsites and the natural beauty. There are no hookups, but there are pit toilets. Most people were in campers, however there were... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have walked this trail a couple of times now, and always see lots of anglers and salmon, it's amazing! There are bears in this area, but other than from a distance away from this trail, we have yet to spot them although reports from others we talked to said they did. Definitely an area not to miss!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We camped here for two nights, great campground, lovely sites. The boardwalk was a great experience and we totally enjoyed the entire experience. The fish were abundant, the campgrounds were clean, no complaints at all.

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The fish don't come in like they used to and the crowds are bigger than ever, but the settings of wild beauty makes this place worth a stop. Listen carefully because if the ferry operator blows the air horn there's a grizzly in the immediate area.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fishing areas were easy to find, signs were pretty clear, parking areas were clearly defined. Disliked not catching what others were having success taking home!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There were so many people fishing here! So it was a bit uncomfortable...but other than that , the fishing was great! Very beautiful place but has bears and mosquitoes.

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived on a day that is was raining. the river was high so you could not see the Salmon. we did not catch any and did not see anyone catch any while we were there. Very informative rangers. there was a bear sighted while we were there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a nice hike to the falls. The trail was clear and it was easy going. We were warned about bears, but we didn't see any. This was probably because we didn't see any salmon running either.

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Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Combat fishing is not my cup of tea but the area is popular for fishing for red (sockeye) salmon if you don't mind the crowds. The two mile hike up to Russian River Falls is worth it. Be alert for Brown bears, especially when the salmon are running.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have been fishing on the Russian for years, since I was a wee lad. I don't mind the combat fishing because there are lots of fish. One year I was getting my rig together and saw these two Korean guys fishing and not catching anything. So I started fishing in between them and as soon as I casted a... More

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