Depending on the day, when fishing Kamchatka, you’ll either be wade fishing or float fishing from a drift boat or raft. At any time, you can fish a riffle for trophy-sized grayling that will rival anything in Alaska, but you’re probably there to target trophy Rainbow trout. Oh, but don’t forget, the salmon fishing is amazing, and the runs are incredible. Fly fishing in Kamchatka can be absolutely out of this world.
What you need to know about fishing Kamchatka.
- When fly fishing Kamchatka, you might be swinging streamers, mousing, or throwing dry flies on floating line.
- In Kamchatka, trout will destroy a mouse or streamer. The trout are very aggressive eaters and there is no need to throw beads.
- The average rainbow trout is four pounds, with some weighing more than six. Fish over 30 inches are caught yearly.
- Dolly Varden, King salmon, Chums and Silver salmon fishing can be amazing depending on the time of year.
- July is when you go for King salmon and Rainbow trout.
- August is prime time for salmon Fishing.
The Kamchatka Peninsula has some of the highest fish densities in the world. The rivers of Kamchatka are filled with millions of salmon, grayling, Dolly Varden monster Rainbow trout. Depending on when you go, there are lots of Kings, Silvers, and Chums.
If you like mousing for big trout, fishing Kamchatka is paradise.
Everybody’s heard of the great Kamchatka salmon fishing, but it has some out-of-this-world mousing for big rainbow trout too. In fact, a 100 fish day on mouse patterns is not unheard of! In addition to the Rainbows, Dolly Varden move up into the rivers in July as well, and you will catch A LOT of them.
With more than a dozen watersheds, each with big salmon runs, the fly fishing Kamchatka is world class.
The rivers are stuffed with different species of fish. Silvers will be coming up the rivers by the second week, and by now the Kings and Chums will be spawning. So, you will target the spawning beds or big trout. They will destroy a mouse or streamer, and there is no need to throw beads.
Kamchatka has mind blowing hatches of various Stoneflies, Mayflies, and Caddis.
The hatches can be so prolific that the caddis flies will cover the rafts up to an inch thick! In addition, there are both spring and fall Beatis, Green Drakes and Pale Morning Duns. July is the month of the big Caddis hatches, so you have to choose between mousing and throwing dry flies…. what a conundrum!
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