LOWER KENAI RIVER, Alaska — August on the Kenai River is a month where sunny days are the exception, but silvers are the rule.
On this day while fishing with Jimmie Jack of Jimmie Jack's Fishing, we're treated to both.
For Kenai silvers, a sardine wrap on a kwik fish is an especially deadly combination.
"If you get them in there, you get a fresh one in there and they're swimming up, and they just happen to put their nose on it right when you get it fresh, it's over," Jimmie said.
Usually bravado like that is taken with a grain of salt, but not today.
"The trick is to see if we can get all the rods out before we catch one," Jimmie said.
I love a confident guide. I love it even more when the confident guide makes good on his promises. Less than five minutes into our adventure, Jimmie does.