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Kanektok River Fishing Reports 2006

 


Rainbow on the mouse

 

Weather:

Though the summer months are Alaska's most temperate, the weather is still volatile and moody. A balmy sun-filled day can change quickly as the wind blows in the clouds and rain. Proper clothing can ensure everyone's comfort and enjoyment.

7 day weather forcast for Quinhagak,

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 12 TO AUGUST 19

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
Water temperatures have been from 48 to 53 degrees. The river came up over six inches this week. Visibility is still good.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We had rainy cold weather on Sunday and Monday and the rest of the week it has been overcast with intermittent sunshine. Friday night it was clear and cold and we woke up this morning to cold clear skies.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The peachy king egg is still hard to beat if you want to catch a lot of fish! Painted beads are also working well. Flesh flies and mouse patterns are also working well. The Silvers are showing up in big numbers and are taking just about everything. Pink bunny leeches, tinsel flash flies, and purple egg sucking leeches are three of our favorites.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
We had a lot of incredible things happen this week but one of the highlights has to be when 11 year old Ellis Lagrone landed 65 Sivers, Rainbows and Dollies in one day! Not bad for a first time fly fisher!!

QUOTE OF TH E WEEK
"This was the most enjoyable week of my life! Including my honeymoon!!" Leonard Sciukus, Maryland

WILDLI FE SPOTTED
We are still seeing an incredible number of bear. Seeing bear has become a daily occurrence. Lots of birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ruffed Legged Hawks, Kestrels, Harlequin ducks, Osprey, Peregrine falcons, Golden crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common snipe, Greater yellow leg, Ptarmigan, Ravens, and Crows.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
Another great group of guests! Some of these guys have been coming withus for ten years and they are already booked for next year. The Silvers are in in good numbers now and they are biting very well.

 

 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 12 TO 19


WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY
The river temperature has been anywhere from 48 to 51 degrees this week. The river camp up around 12 to 14 inches this week, and colored up. It has already started to clear up nicely but we are starting to get some more rains.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Rain, rain and more rain early in the week. On Wednesday the weather cleared up and we actually had a couple nice dry, warm days. Thursday night it started raining again and rained all night. According to our weather channel we are going to get rains for two more days and then possibly get a break. The highs have been in the 60’s with lows in the low 40’s.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Again all bright streamers flies are working well for the Silver Salmon. Most of the Rainbows have moved back against the root wads and banks so flesh flies are working great! The Dollies are still taking the Peachy King Egg Pattern and beads.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The rains have brought in a lot of bright chrome fresh Silvers!!? The other highlight for the week is we had a new group of fathers and sons from Arkansas. It is always nice to have a father-son week especially when they are really good people.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"The Duncan’s run the greatest fishing show on earth!! The perfect place to take your kids."

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We are still seeing Bears everyday that we go out fishing and occasionally in the evenings from camp.


PHOTO OF THE WEEK

26 1/2 inch 'Bow ---- WOW

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
This fishing this week was great. We got a lot of rain and when the river started coming up in came the bight Silvers!! The Rainbow fishing this week was good once the river cleared up. The Dolly fishing has been really good with a lot of fish that are all ready starting to turn into their spawning colors. We all had a great week of angling with our new friends from Arkansas. It was a really fun week for everyone.

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 5  TO AUGUST 12

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
 Water temperatures have been from 48 to 52 degrees.  We have had about twelve feet of visibility at camp and the upper river was gin clear until Friday, when the river came up about two inches and took on a little color.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
We had one nice sunny day on Sunday and the rest of the week it has been overcast with intermittent light drizzly type rain. On Thursday night the rain got a little more serious and it rained most of Friday.    

 

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The peachy king egg is still hard to beat if you want to catch a lot of fish! Painted beads are also working well. The Silvers are taking just about everything. Pink bunny leeches, tinsel flash flies, and purple egg sucking leeches are three of our favorites.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
My favorite day was walking and wading the “Bow hole” with my good friends Larry and Rankin McDaniels. I loaded up the back pack and away we went. These guys can really fish!! We spent all day sight casting to rainbows. With over twenty trips under their belt they can spot fish as well as I can. With three sets of good eyes searching for bows I don’t think we missed many bows. There is nothing like sight casting to big bows in a small side channel  !!     

QUOTE OF TH E WEEK
 We had the time of our lives! My son and I could not have asked for anything more. We will have perma-grin for a month!! Neil Hamilton, Logan, UT

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We are still seeing an incredible number of bear. It is getting to the point where it is not even a topic of conversation around the dinner table. Seeing bear has become a daily occurrence. Lots of  birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ruffed Legged Hawks, Kestrels, Harlequin ducks, Osprey, Peregrine falcons, Golden crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common snipe, Greater yellow leg, Ptarmigan, Ravens, and Crows.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

 Leopard rainbow

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK                     
 Another great group of guests! Larry and Rankin McDaniels have been fishing with us since 1983! We were trying to figure out if this is their 23rd or 24th trip with us! Most of the group had been with us before so it was fun too fish together again. We had two new guests from Maryland, it is always good to make new friends. The Silver fishing still isn’t red hot yet, but it is getting better by the day. Lots of bows and dollies. This recent rain should flush some more Silvers up the river.

 

 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 5 TO 12

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY
The water temperature has varied from 46 to 50 degrees this week. The river is still very low and the clarity is great.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We have had mostly cloudy weather this week with some isolated rain showers. Lows in the mid 40’s with highs in the 60’s. The river came up a little bit on Thursday due to the rains. They are calling for rains and cloudy weather for at least another four days so this should bring more bright Silvers in the river

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The Rainbows are really starting to move back into the banks and root wads so Flesh Flies are working really good but we are still getting them behind the Kings and Chums with Egg Patterns.  The Dollies are in thick and taking the Peachy King Egg Pattern. Silvers are taking all flies well.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Highlight of the week is having our grandfather, grandson and daughter week again. It is always a lot of fun to have kids in camp that enjoy the fishing and outdoors. This is also a great week for my son Cutler to have his buddies back in camp. The other highlight this week would be that on Wednesday we had a Bear up river that was fishing around us for 4 hours so we were able to get some great still pictures and video. We have seen him a lot this summer and he seems to be a really smart-good Bear to have around.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We are still seeing the occasional Bear wandering up and down the river. Also seeing Minks, Beaver and lots of Geese and Ducks flying around in big flocks, this is very early for the waterfowl to be flying in large flocks but we have had some really overcast and cold days. Maybe an early Fall??

PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK
Cutler and buddy

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
Silver fishing is a little slow as we still haven’t seen a lot of rain and the river is very low. Some days we are doing really well catching them but they seem to be marching and not holding well as most of the backwaters where they hold are dried up. The Rainbow and Dolly fishing is excellent!! We have been catching lots of Big Bows this summer!!                             

 

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 29 TO AUGUST 5

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
Water temperatures have been from 49 to 53 degrees. The river came up two inches on Sunday and then it slowly dropped and on Friday we are back to last Fridays level. We have about twelve feet of visibility at camp and the upper river is Gin clear!

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We had cold drizzle type rain all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The rest of the week it was cold in the mornings with overcast and partly sunny skies with highs reaching 65 degrees.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The peachy king egg is still hard to beat if you want to catch a lot of fish! This time of year the Rainbows and Dollies are really in a feeding frenzy! The Kings and Chums are in full spawn and its time for the rainbows and dollies to chow down! All the other flies we normally use for rainbows are also working.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
I tend to write about my highlight of the week and if you asked any one of my guides they would have a different and just as deserving highlight of their week. There were many great rainbows caught this week but my story is about the one that got away. I was fishing with Dan Tomsche and his son Myles. We were walking and wading the “bow hole” which is a side channel that takes all day to fish. I spotted a big bow that was at least 27 or 28 inches and Myles made several good presentations and then the bow just swam under some structure and disappeared. He wasn’t buyin what we were sellin. We continued to fish down but I couldn’t get the big bow out of my head. Finally, I walked back up to where he had been and he was right back in the same spot that Myles had thrown to him. As I watched him I saw him slide over and take a nymph and slide back to his spot. O.K. Time to get serious. This time it was Dans’s turn. I tried to point the big bow out to him but he had a hard time seeing him at first because he was looking for something smaller. He could see the big bow the problem was that it was so big he had assumed it was a Chum! Now I had his full attention! I rigged him up with a natural pheasant tail bead head flashback in size 12. Just before he took his first cast a king made a move at the big bow and he darted back under the structure. To be honest I thought the jig was up but Dan made a great cast right next to the structure. I could see he was getting a drag free drift and all of a sudden the big bow was on his fly and in the air!! I think my heart stopped for a second there. We had him on for several minutes and then he came unbuttoned. Dan did a fantastic job of hooking and fighting the big bow, the only thing he did wrong was he mentioned the camera before I had him in my hands!?

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We saw a lot of bear this week. Lots of birds along the river including Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ruffed Legged Hawks, Kestrels, Harlequin ducks, Osprey, Peregrine falcons, Golden crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common snipe, Greater yellow leg, Ptarmigan, Ravens, and Crows.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
This was our first group where we did not know any of our guests prior to the trip. It is always great to make new friends. They started out as novice fly fisherman but by the end of the week they were fishing like pros! They went from barely being able to see fish - to spotting, sight casting and catching big bows! They also caught Silvers on dries and more dollies than you can imagine. THIS WAS A REALLY FUN WEEK!!

 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 29 TO AUGUST 5


WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY
The temperature of the river has varied from 48 to 52 degrees in the lower river due to the weather changes. The clarity of the river is still great but with all the rain this week it had a little color for a couple days. It is up about 3 inches, which should bring in a lot of Silvers!!

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We have had a lot of cloudy rainy weather this week with lows in the 45’s and highs in the 60’s. This is the first time in about seven to eight years that we have actually had rain, cold weather and a rising river the first week of August. This will be a great thing for bringing in the Silvers.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The Peachy King Egg Pattern is still working great for Rainbows and Dolly Varden. The Rainbows are also taking Flesh Flies and the Mouse great. Silvers are hitting all the bright streamers, Purple and Black Egg Sucking Leeches.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Deciding what the highlight of this week was really hard as we just spent a great week with our really good friends from Ohio ripping lots of fish, having shore lunches and having a great time by all. Probably the highlight of the week is that we landed four Rainbows that were over 26 inches and around four other Rainbows that were 24 to 26 inches!!

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We have had a lot of Bears in the lower river now for about two weeks. Almost everyday we are seeing them on the gravel bars. They don’t hang around for long, but this is good with us. With all the cloudy rainy days we are starting to see a lot of big flocks of Geese flying around in the mornings and evenings.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
This is always one of our favorite weeks of our season fishing with our good friends and long time guests from Ohio. The fishing has been very good for Dollies, Rainbows, Pinks and Silvers. The Silvers are starting to show up in great numbers. The Rainbows are starting to move back into the banks and root wads eating Salmon flesh. This has been one of the best weeks in years for Big Bows!!!

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  UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

  REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 22 TO JULY 29

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
 Water temperatures have been from 49 to 53 degrees. The river is still dropping. We have about twelve feet of visibility at camp and the upper river is Gin clear!

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
For the most part we have had overcast weather with very little rain. It has been colder this week, with a couple of days that felt like late August instead of late July. We also had some strong wind on Friday with gusts as high as twenty five knots.    

 

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The hot fly of the week has to be the peachy king egg pattern. Between the rainbows and the dollies it was non stop action! Anyone that doesn’t enjoy catching dollies is really missing the boat. After rainbows they are my favorite species. The only problem with Dolly Varden is that they are too quick and aggressive. When we are sight casting to rainbows the dollies are always beating the rainbows to the fly. Sculpins and leeches are also working well for the bows

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
We had a lot of fun with our guests this week. This was Justin and Jacob Roach’s third trip with us. Their first trip was in 1986! The highlight has to be when our accountant Mike McDermott was fishing with Guide Nate Estes. Mike hooked a Silver on a dry fly and while he was fighting it he looked up and about 150 yards away there was a bear. The bear was looking over his shoulder as he began to swim across the river, it wasn’t long before they figured out why. A big cow moose was hot on his tail and she was not happy! She chased him into the river and to the other side!  Cow moose are extremely protective of their calves. This is the only explanation that we could come up with that makes any sense!    

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
5 STARS!! Big rainbows, great guides, a week in paradise! Steve Bardot, Harahan, LA

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We saw more bear this week than any week that I can recall. We had guests that saw at least one bear every day! We also saw a porcupine and lots of beaver. Lots of  birds along the river including Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ruffed Legged Hawks, Kestrels, Harlequin ducks, Osprey, Peregrine falcons, Golden crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common snipe, Greater yellow leg, Ptarmigan, Ravens, and Crows.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


Ron Beayon and Clint with a nice bow. 
They sight cast to this fish and Ron made a perfect presentation.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK                     
Fishing was wide open this week!! The silvers are starting to show up so by the end of next week it should be very good.      

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 15 TO JULY 22


WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
Water temperatures have been from 49 to 55 degrees. The river is still dropping and getting clearer daily. We have about ten to twelve feet of visibility at camp and the upper river is Gin clear. Perfect for swimming?!

WEATHER CONDITIONS
For the most part we have had great weather with several sunny days that reached highs of 75 degrees. We also had some high winds on Monday and Tuesday with gusts as high as twenty five knots.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
We have spent most of our time fishing for rainbows. The peachy king egg has been working extremely well although as the week progressed we started catching more and more Dollies. Leeches and sculpins are working great for the bows and they catch fewer Dollies.


HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
This has been a really fun week because we have had some guests that have been fishing with us for years! John Dunagan and Kevin Stewart did their first trip with us in 1986! Ron Bonnet did his first trip with us in 1984! The highlight of my week was walking the “Bowhole” with Ron Bonnet and Chris Easterly. We spent the whole day sight casting to big bows. We caught almost every bow that we spotted! It doesn’t get any better than sight casting to big bows.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
The best of everything! Great fishing, guides, food, scenery, and other guests. My best time ever – rainbows were the best in twenty years. Nothing can be improved. Kevin Stewart Frisco, TX

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We saw a lot of bear this week. Bob and Chris Lee had seven separate bear sightings this week. We also saw a porcupine and lots of beaver. Lots of birds along the river including Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ruffed Legged Hawks, Kestrels, Harlequin ducks, Osprey, Peregrine falcons, Golden crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common snipe, Greater yellow leg, Ptarmigan, Ravens, and Crows.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

 


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
The rainbow fishing was great this week. The Chums are starting to spawn in big numbers and the Kings are staging and will really get going any day now. The river is full of salmon that are spawning or will be any day. We caught our first Silver this week!

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 15 TO JULY 22

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY
The river is very clear and low with temperatures this week in the lower river as high as 55 degrees.
WEATHER CONDITIONS
We have had it all this week. At the start of the week it was cold with some light rains and low clouds. On Tuesday it cleared up and we now are getting lots of sun and warm weather in the 70’s to 80’s.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The hot fly for this week for Salmon is anything you throw at them as long as it is Pink.? The Egg Pattern is working great for Rainbows and Dollies.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Silvers are already starting to show up in the lower river!! The Pinks have arrived in great numbers and are a lot of fun with light fly rods and dry flies on the surface!! For those of you who know Cutler, he arrived on the 15th and has already started ripping lips and making puzzle rocks to sell to everyone?

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
One of our English guests on his first trip with us said after the first day of angling,
“ I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or wet myself”, Trevor Coxon, Surrey-England

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We have seen several different Bears this week. The first night that the English arrived on Saturday we had a Brown Bear stroll up river and by camp. We also saw a Bear in the lower river and a big Bear up river. We still have a few Eagles around in the lower river but most of them have flown up river. Lots of Ducks and Geese around and a pair of Tundra Swans that have a nest in a back slough below camp. We have also been seeing a few Foxes around.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
This weeks fishing has been great for all species of Salmon. We still have fresh Kings coming in and the Chums, Sockeye and Pinks are in great numbers. It is quite a sight to stand on a gravel bar and watch them march by all day. All you have to do is stop on just about any gravel bar with a Teeny 5ft mini-tip with a Pink fly and you are hooked up all day long with Pinks, Chums and Sockeyes. The Silvers have already started showing up and stacking in a few of the backwaters. The Rainbow and Dolly Varden fishing is great this week with Egg Patterns off the gravel bars as the Salmon are really spawning and making their beds. This is always one of my FAVORITE weeks for fishing!!

 

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 8 TO JULY 15


WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY
The river temperature has been from 51 to 54 degrees. The river clarity is around 8 to 9 feet and clearing up daily. The river is still dropping rapidly every day and is excellent shape for Rainbows in the lower river.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
The weather has been very nice with highs around 75 plus. On Thursday we got some winds and blew in some cold weather with lows around 48 degrees with mild rain and low cloud cover.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Hot fly of the week is a hard one to pick as everything has been working great. For the Salmon we are still using all the Teeny’s in all colors and sizes. Purple Egg Sucking Leeches have also been working well for the Kings. The Rainbow fishing has been on fire again this week. They are very aggressive right now and taking Mice, Flesh and Egg Patterns.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The Kings are still coming in very STRONG! Lots of big chrome bright fish!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Great camp, great guides, excellent food and awesome fishing. Improvements -You cannot improve something that is perfect! I came to the camp in 1997 for the trip of a lifetime and have been back every year since. Shane Hamilton – United Kingdom

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We are still seeing a lot of Eagles but the majority of them have headed up river. We spotted a land Otter in the lower river this week while fishing for Kings. We are seeing a few foxes around. No Bear sightings this week.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Albert with Kevin's nice 'Bow

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
The fishing this week has been AWESOME!! All day non-stop marching of Sockeyes, Chums and Pink Salmon. The Kings are still coming in very strong and fishing for Kings is still GREAT! The Rainbow fishing is as good as it has ever been. Lots of fish from 22 to 24 inches and we are catching all ages of Rainbows that are very healthy and in the best of shape. For those of you who have been here before Bucketmouth, Goldie the Big Buck are back in the marina again and they are in great shape!!!! It is good to see our old friends again. The Arctic Char are marching in with the Salmon in good numbers.

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 8 TO JULY 15


WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
Water temperatures have been from 48 to 52 degrees. The river is still dropping and getting clearer daily. We have about ten feet of visibility at camp and the upper river is Gin clear.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We have had a little bit of everything this week. We had several days of sun with temps reaching 75 degrees. It began raining on Thursday night and drizzled all Friday with temps in the 50’s.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Rainbows have been all over the peachy egg patterns and Leeches and Sculpins are also working very well. Our best colors have been White, Black, and Olive. Kings and Chums are biting well on pink teeny nymphs and pink bunny leeches.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
As I look back on the week several things jump out at me. I was with my good friend and guest Mark Yeats while he was fighting a big King. Marc had a lot of pressure on the King and it jumped and spit the fly. The fly came back and stuck Marc through his ear!! We had to make a few comments about his “ear ring”, have a few laughs, and take a few pictures before we removed it. What are friends for? Thank god he had his glasses on and the barb pinched.
Our friends Willard and Mary Church from Quinhagak came up for Prime rib dinner on Thursday night and we all enjoyed hearing Willard’s stories of hunting Caribou, Moose, and Bear during the winter. Willard is a great story teller.
I also have to mention that Clay Williams and Tom Roberts had a incredible day fishing for Rainbows. They decided to spend most of the day fishing for trout and at the end of the day they were all smiles!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Our second year, and I still can’t comprehend the raw beauty of this place.If you have any qualming about doing a trip like this, stop! This is the place to be. You guys are simply the best!! Thank you for everything, we will be back! Tom Roberts, New Orleans, LA

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We saw three bear this week and we also saw two otters. We see beaver on a daily basis. Lots of birds along the river including Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, Bald Eagles, Ruffed Legged Hawks, Kestrels, Harlequin ducks, Osprey, Peregrine falcons, Golden crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common snipe, Greater yellow leg, Ptarmigan, Ravens, and Crows.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
The Rainbows are really turning on to the egg pattern even though most of the salmon will not spawn for awhile. There are always some early spawners and the bows are ready. We have lots of kings, chums, and Sockeye in the river and they are still coming in, in big numbers in the lower river!! It is looking like it is going be an HUGE salmon year!!

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 24 TO JULY 1

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY
The river has dropped several more inches this week and has really cleared up. The temp has been ranging from 43 to 46 degrees this week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Early in the week we had several nice sunny hot days but lots of wind. The last part of the week it has been cold with strong winds and light rains on Thursday.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
As always the pink #2 Teeny has been working the best!! Ginger and Chile have also been great producers.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The highlight of the week is that this was Jim Teeny’s 25th year of fishing with us on the Kanektok River for 56 weeks total!!!

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We still have lots of Eagles in the lower river. We have been here now for a month and still haven’t spotted a Bear or Caribou but expect to see them soon. Fly fishing on the gravel bars we usually see lots of Bear tracks but they don’t seem to be out and moving around a lot as of yet.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Jim Teeny on the Kanektok with the Duncans - large King Salmon
Jim Teeny with a nice King


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
The Kings are in thick and coming in strong everyday. Chums and Sockeyes are starting to really march up the river; this look like it will be a real banner of a year for Chum Salmon. The Pinks are even starting to show up in good numbers. All of our guests have been targeting Salmon so we really haven’t started Rainbow fishing yet.  All in all it was a great week of angling with long time guests that have fished with us for over twenty years.                              

 

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                                 LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

               REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 17 TO JUNE 24

 

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY

The river was very high when we arrived on June 1st and colored up. It has dropped around 12 inches and cleared up and is in great shape for fishing.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

The weather so far this year has been great. Very cold when we arrived with lows in the high 20’s. All this week we have had beautiful weather with high clouds and only rained one day. The lows are in the 40’s at night and mid 60’s during the day. We’ve had several foggy mornings but clears up by 11:00 AM.

HOT FLY FOR THE WEEK

Purple egg sucking leech has been very good for Kings!!

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK

Catching Kings in the slack water stripping flies with a Teeny mini-tip.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED

We have a lot of Eagles in the lower river as always waiting to follow the migrating Salmon going up the river. We have also seen lots of Mallards, Pintails and Teal. Several Ospreys have been spotted in the lower river.

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Lowe Base Camp King

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK

The Kings seem to be about a week late but we are still catching lots of fish. On Tuesday we started getting lots of Kings from the 25lb to 40lb class. The Chums and Sockeyes are starting to show in good numbers and are very aggressive. The Rainbow’s seem to have wintered well and are in very good shape. Several Bows have been caught around 24 inches and we haven’t even targeted them yet.

 

 

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June 18, 2006

Fishing reports will be coming in on a weekly basis starting around late June, 2006. Clint, Brad and crew are up on the Kanektok getting the Lower and Upper Base camps ready for the start of the season. The first guests will arrive shortly and reports will start coming in.

Brad and Clint have laptop computers and all kinds of fancy equipment to ensure we will get weekly fishing reports throughout the summer. It's hard to communicate when you are out in the wilderness - many miles from civiliazation, but they are determined to make it happen again this year. As soon as I get the reports, I will be posting them on the web site.

If all goes according to plan, the only weeks the report will be late will be when my brother and I make a trip up to the Kanketok. We will be at the lower camp from July 8-15 and at the upper camp from July 15-22. We will be documenting our adventure and will post another virtual trip(s). (see last years trip to the Upper Base Camp ) - This year there will be a Lower Camp Virtual Trip too) You can then - hopefully - see what a trip with the Duncans is realy like. I can gurantee any trip with the Duncans on the Kanektok will be a trip of a lifetime. The purpose of a Virtual Trip is not to sell you on going up and spending a week with the Duncans. The real purpose is to show those of you that are already going - what to expect. It's also a fun reminder to those that have been in the past. While every trip is a little different, I tried to capture the essence of a trip and include tips from other guests that will help make your stay more pleasurable. If any past guests have any suggestions they would like to pass on - feel free to drop me an email at ( sandy@magicwebsolutions.com ) and I will include them.

Sandy Lockleer, (Web Guy)

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Now booking for 2007 -
call 509-962-1060 to check availability.
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Weather:

Though the summer months are Alaska's most temperate, the weather is still volatile and moody. A balmy sun-filled day can change quickly as the wind blows in the clouds and rain. Proper clothing can ensure everyone's comfort and enjoyment.

7 day weather forcast for Quinhagak,

 


 

     
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