The Kanektok River is located in the Togiak National Wildlife Reserve of Southwest Alaska and flows westward 85 miles from Pegati Lake and into the Bering Sea at the city of Quinhagak. It starts in the scenic Ahklun Mountains then spills out across the Kuskokwim lowlands and is a fly fisherman’s paradise.
It is a world class fishing destination and sees quite a bit of fishing from lodges nearby and from fishing camps along the river. Motorboats are allowed and common from mid July to mid August. Its flow is only Class I and II with 15 feet per mile gradient and it is usually crystal clear with numerous sweepers creating the biggest hazard of the river.