Alaska Fishing Lodge on the Kanektok River
Catch the Salmon Grand Slam!
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.
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.
- 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 accommodations
- This is a great fishing trip for anglers of all skill sets. If you like fast paced fly fishing, and catching LOTS of big fish, this one’s for you.