This special river is known as a fish factory by those in the know, and our anglers return year after year.
The Kanektok River is an incredibly productive fishery and folks who know call it a ‘fish factory.‘ Most of our guests like catching a variety of fish species – all season long we have trout, dolly varden and grayling available, and various salmon species as well. King salmon are available from the third week of June through end middle of July, and silver salmon are a target from late July through the end of August.
This Alaska flyout fishing lodge is located right on the Kanektok River, just eight miles upriver from the salt. That equals fresh, chrome salmon.
While not a luxury lodge, this fixed-base tent lodge offers outstanding service, and 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.
Excellent King Salmon Run
When the Kings are running, fly fishing is incredible, because 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.
Go in July for the Salmon Grand Slam!
In late July, many of our guests like to pursue the Salmon Grand Slam – all five species of Pacific salmon, all on flies, all on the same day. We use a variety of fly fishing techniques when we’re going for the Grand Slam, and that’s a big part of the fun – lots of techniques, lots of fish, lots of different water.
The Rainbow trout fishing can be absolutely amazing!
The Rainbow trout are big, and they hammer the flesh, egg, sculpin and leech patterns! 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.
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. 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 fishing guides 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.