Flyfishing on the Kanektok River in Alaska
This fishing lodge in Alaska offers incredible fly fishing for rainbow trout, silver salmon, king salmon and more…
The Kanektok River in Western Alaska is where this lodge is located, and it is known for all five species of Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, dolly varden and grayling. This special river is known as a fish factory by the locals.
- Catch the Salmon Grand Slam, rainbow trout, dolly varden and grayling
- Fishing season is mid-June through August
- Fast-paced action. Catch LOTS of fish!
- Comfortable but casual accomodations
This is a great fishing trip for anglers of all skillsets. If you like fast paced fly fishing, and catching LOTS of big fish, this one’s for you.
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Does fast paced fishing for silver salmon sound good to you? Good, we thought so. No matter your background, we’re pretty sure you’ll have a blast. You’ll be fishing within eight miles of the saltwater, so the fish are bright, fresh and VERY aggressive. You’ll be in for a battle, and they are jumpers.
The Rainbow trout fishing is off the hook! They hammer the flesh, egg, sculpin and leech patterns, and you can even ‘mouse’ for them with giant dry flies that imitate mice and voles. If you like to have fun, and who doesn’t, mousing should be on your short list.
When the Kings are running, they’ll CRUSH swung flies (bring your spey rod if you have one, but it isn’t necessary). These monsters are hot, and it’s a different experience than what you’ll get in other rivers where you use upriver nymphing techniques.
If you go in late July, you’ll have a good chance at the Salmon Grand Slam – all five species of Pacific salmon, all caught on flies, all on the same day.
Both salmon and trout fishing can be done directly from the boat. For salmon, you will anchor up and swing flies, back troll plugs. When you’re after rainbows, you’ll fish ‘drift boat style’ being rowed by your guide. This is a great way to cover water.
Fishing from the boat is fun, but wading gravel bars and side-channels is awesome as well.
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The Guides, Staff and Equipment
The guides are top notch. They are motivated, dedicated and highly skilled.
Besides the guide staff, the team includes mechanics and camp helpers, a gourmet chef and kitchen staff, housekeepers, managers and a dedicated camp host.
The gear is well maintained, and they run 16 to 18 foot flat-bottomed john boats powered by 40 HP jets. They also have a variety of fishing gear available for no additional charge – fly and spinning rods, reels and lines, flies, leader material, even wading boots and waders.
Most anglers, like to catch a variety of fish species – mid June, through August, you can trout, dolly varden and grayling, and some salmon. The King salmon run is the second week of June through the middle of July, and silver salmon are late July through August.
Food and Lodging
The accommodations aren’t fancy, but they are comfortable. You go on this trip for the great fishing, a high level of service, and the great experience, but don’t expect to be staying in a luxurious lodge. The food is “Alaska Gourmet cuisine”.
You’ll sleep in heated tents with carpeted wooden floors. The dining tent is furnished with gas ranges, convection oven, microwave, refrigerators and freezers. The Lounge tent is where you will hang out. It has comfortable tables and chairs, a refrigerator stocked with drinks, poker chips, cards, board games, dart board, magazines, books, a telephone, satellite TV and some fly tying material and equipment.
There is also a drying tent, showers and sinks with hot running water and outhouse facilities.
To get here , you will fly to Anchorage and then take a flight directly to the lodge on the lodge located on the Kanektock River.