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Kanektok River Fishing Reports 2008


Rainbow on the mouse

 

These are the most current 2008 fishing reports


(For the older archived reports of 2005, 2006 and 2007 - click here.)

 

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 forecast for Quinhagak,

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 16 TO 23

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
Our highs on water temp this week were 53 degrees. The river came up several inches and it took on some color for about half a day.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We had a little bit of everything this week. We had some sunshine but also our share of rain. When it rained it really got with the program. We also had some thunder, lightening and even some hail. It didn’t seem to affect the fishing much as everyone caught lots of fish.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
For rainbows the off colored flesh was on fire as well as egg patterns. We still had a lot of guests fishing the mouse. Pink dries are still working well for Silvers as is just about anything that you throw at them. The river is full of Silvers this year!

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The PETA people would have a hay day with this but the highlight of the week for me was on Saturday night after our new guests arrived. We had decided to try and live catch a mouse and feed it to our “pet” rainbows that hang out in front of camp. We do not allow anyone to fish for these fish and they do very well feeding on the scraps from filleted salmon. Anyway, we finally had caught a mouse so we invited all the guests to go watch to see if they would take the live mouse. When we threw it in a big bow came up and swirled on it and then refused it. The big bow then turned and chased it down stream and exploded on it, gulping it down and throwing water all the way to the beach! It was quite a sight! Everyone was yelling and high fiving each other. Talk about getting pumped up to fish the mouse pattern!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Rainbow Heaven!!! Don Bennett, Honeoye, NY

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We saw a few bear this week. 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
This week we had the Archie Adams group. They have had the same week for several years now and are already booked for next year! It is always a lot of fun to fish with guests that have been on trips before! We did a little bit of everything this week. This was a great group of guys!! I am already looking forward to next year.

 

Lower Base Fishing Report August 16th to 23rd

Weather-
Again, we have had it all this week from rains and clouds to sunny and warm weather.

River Condition and Temperature-
The river temperature has been from 45 to 50 in the lower river this week. The river came up around an inch with the rains but it is still crystal clear.

Wildlife Spotted-
We are still seeing lots of Bears in the lower river almost every day and all the birds from the previous reports. There are a lot of ducks and geese starting to migrate in big flocks.

Hot Fly Of the Week-
Peachy King Egg Pattern

Highlight of the week-
The highlight of the week has got to be that we still have tons of bright chrome Silvers marching in every day.

Comments-
This has been a great week of angling for Silvers, Rainbows and Arctic Char. The Silvers are still coming in every day so we have new salmon to fish over every day. The Rainbows are getting very fat and we have been catching lots of Char in their spawning colors. This has been our first week of the season with new guests so it has been a lot of fun getting new guys into the sport of fly fishing.

Photo of the week-

 

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Lower Base Camp Fishing Report August 9-16

Weather-
Multi-weather conditions from sunny to cloudy and rain.

River Condition and Temperature-
The river came up one inch from one day of rain, but it is already dropping again. The river clarity is still great and water temperature has been from 56 to 58 in the lower river.

Wildlife Spotted
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Still seeing bears on the rivers edges and all the birds from the previous reports including a lot of migrating Whimbrels, Turn Stone.

Hot Fly Of the Week

Pink Pollywogs

Highlight of the week-
Silvers are smashing the Pink Pollywogs on the surface.

Quote of the week-

Cutler says, (Holy Sh....t!!! that is one huge Rainbow!!!!!)

Comments-
Great week had by all of the guests and guides. This is the best Silver run we have had in years.

Photo of the week-

 

 

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 9 TO 16

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
Our highs on water temp this week were 56 degrees. The river is gin clear and it is still dropping like a rock! Man it is getting shallow out there!

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Saturday through Wednesday we had sunny beautiful weather with highs in the mid 70s. On Wednesday night we got some light wind from the southwest and it rained all night until about 2:00 in the afternoon on Thursday. Friday was overcast and we had wind from the southeast with a couple of fifteen-minute showers. We haven’t received enough rain to bring the river up or change the clarity.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The chums are about finished spawning and the flesh flies are working great for trout! There are still a few Kings still spawning so eggs and beads are also working well. We still have some die hard guests that are throwing the mouse and it has been very effective. Dry flies are working well for Silvers, as are all the wet flies.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Again we had lots of great trout caught. One of the best was Clayton Cornell’s 27 ½ inch bow! He has some great pictures but we were unable to down load them onto my laptop so he has promised to send me a disc with all of his photos. He has some incredible shots from this week!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Perhaps the best run tent camp and finest rainbow fishing I have experienced in the last fifteen years of coming to fish Alaska! Clayton Cornell Chattanooga, TN

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We saw many bear this week. 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
We had a bunch of returning guests again this week, which always makes for a great time. New guests Scott Holden and Clayton Cornell were a great addition to the week. They have fished Alaska many times and are great anglers. Clayton was addicted to throwing the mouse and once he started it was all he did. When he fished for Silvers it was with dries also! Often times he would just throw the mouse at the silvers and it worked well. Returning guests Steve Krueger and Doug Mcghee had a great time doing all of the above! These guys are great fisherman that enjoy catching fish and will use any fly that works to get the job done. They really caught a lot of bows and Dollies as well as all the Silvers that they wanted. It was great to have returning guests Bob Lee, his son Greg, Clark Taylor, Jim Thompson, George Venters sr. and jr. and Julius Furr in camp. They all had a great time catching tons of Silvers, Rainbows and Dolly Varden.

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Lower Base Fishing Report August 2nd to 9th

Weather-
The weather this week has been great. The temperature has been from 60 to 70 degrees with some very chilly mornings. It has been very dry with no rains and lots of sun!!

River Condition and Temperature-
The river has been dropping all week and the clarity of the water is very clear and great fishing. The temperature of the river has been from to 52 to 57 degrees this week.

Wildlife Spotted-
Again, we have been seeing a lot of Bears on the rivers edge. We also have been seeing all the birds in the previous reports.

Hot Fly Of the Week
Purple Egg Sucking Leeches have been great for the Silvers and the Egg Pattern and the flesh fly for the Rainbows.

Highlight of the week-
It is always hard for me to pick the highlight of the week, especially this week as the fishing has been unbelievable! However, the highlight for me this week is our great group of guests and friends we have in camp from Ohio. They have fished with us for many, many years and it is always one of our best weeks of our season!!

Quote of the week-
Thirteen years in a row – What else to say, best fish camp in Alaska already scheduled for next year – Chip Liebert/Ohio.

Comments-
The fishing this week has been outstanding!! We are having a great - strong run of Silvers this year, with bright chrome fish marching in every day. We have had lots of action on the surface with the Pink Pollywogs. The Arctic Char and Rainbow fishing has also been very good this week with lots of Big Bows and Char already in their bright spawning colors. We had another great week of angling and good times with our good friends from Ohio.

Photo of the week-

 

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 2 TO AUGUST 9

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
More sunshine! Our water temp hit a high of 57 ½ degrees this week! The river is gin clear and it is still dropping like a rock! Man it is getting shallow out there!

WEATHER CONDITIONS
No rain and lots of sunshine this week! We had highs in the mid 70s. This makes two weeks without a drop of rain.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Pretty much the same as last week. The fishing is about as good as it gets! Everyone enjoyed throwing the mouse again. We also caught a lot of Pinks and Silvers on pink Polly wogs and bunny patterns. The Dolly Varden were really on the egg to the point that it was hard to get an egg pattern to the rainbows. White and olive leeches were working well for trout.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Once again there were way too many fish caught to single out one fish or moment. Darrell and Linda Webb were lucky enough to see four Moose as they crossed the river! Linda got some great photos that we will have up on the web page soon! One of the great lines of the week was “Darrell have you seen your mouse lately?” Of course the reason he hadn’t seen it is because a rainbow was swimming around with it in his mouth!! “Darrell you might want to set the hook!”

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
A world class camp with world class guides and great fishing! It is worth every penny! Carter Anderson Myrtle creek, Or

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
There were many bears spotted this week including two that were wrestling in the river! We also had several different moose sightings. 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
This week we had Darrell and Linda Webb from Ohio. This was their fourth trip with us. They are always a lot of fun in camp and great to fish with on the river. Darrell spent most of his time mousing while Linda batted clean up with the wet flies! It was a deadly combination. On the last day Lind fished a mouse all day and did very well! We also had Gary Lovinger and Jack Wynne and their sons. They have been fishing with us since the early 1990s. Gary and Jack did a lot of mousing and Jack brought his guitar along for some evening entertainment. To top the week off we had returning guest Phil Hansen and his friend Al Childs and David Nay and Carter Anderson. Talk about a fun group!

 

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Lower Base Fishing Report July 19-26

Weather-
We have had it all this week from strong winds, rain, sun and clouds. The air temperature has ranged from 42 to 52 degrees

River Condition and Temperature-
The river has been dropping all week and the clarity of the water is very good for fishing. The temperature of the river has been from 48 to 65 degrees.

Wildlife Spotted-
We have been seeing a lot of Bears on the rivers edge. We also have been seeing all the birds in the previous reports.

Hot Fly Of the Week
Pink Bunny

Highlight of the week-
The Silvers are in and coming strong!

Quote of the week-
The quality of guides is as high as the quality of the fishing: another magnificent week, thanks!!! (Andrew Coxon , New York, New York.)

Comments-
Fishing this week has been very good with a great variety. We have had all the species of Salmon this week with Kings, Chums, Sockeyes, Pinks and Silvers. The Arctic Char and Rainbow fishing this week has been very good. We had another great week of angling and great times with our good friends from England.

Photo of the week-
Computer problems... no photo this week.

 

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 19 TO JULY 26

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
We finally had a couple of nice sunny days this week! The river warmed up to 51 on Thursday and it has been dropping and clearing all week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
The weather was much better this week. In fact we only had one day that it rained hard for about two hours. When it wasn’t sunny it was high overcast type weather most of the time.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The mouse was still the fly of choice for most of our guests when fishing for rainbows. The incredible edible egg pattern was a close second! We also had some guests that had fun throwing pink Pollywogs for some early Silver and Pink Salmon!

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
We had a great group of returning guests this week! There were way too many highlights to pick one. My wife Jo and girls Katie and Sam were also in camp so the highlight for me was fishing with them! The kids are really getting good with their fly rods!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
I’ve been to Alaska numerous times. This is the best camp there is!!! Karson Carpenter Ann Arbor, MI

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
There were many bears spotted this week! Our good friend and guest Derek Fritz had a close encounter with a good-sized bear while walking a side channel. He did every thing right and convinced the bear that he should be the one to run! 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
Finally some sunshine and warm days! The guests from this week were a lot of fun! Derek Fritz and Brad Taylor started the week off by jumping in the river for a swim as soon as they got to camp! Talk about knowing how to set the week up to be great! The Karson Carpenter crew was just as fun as always! We spent most of our time fishing for Rainbows and Dolly Varden. The Chums and Kings were starting to spawn in good numbers and the bows were really active! There are lots of Pink Salmon coming in and there is a good showing of Silvers for this early in the year.

 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 19 TO JULY 26

Brad is having technical difficulties with the fishing report this week, however - he did send a photo.

 

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 12-19

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
We didn’t have any water temps over 48 this week. The river was very clear but with all the rain it has taken on a little color. We still have five feet of visibility. It well clear back up over night as soon as the rain stops.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We had two days of decent weather early in the week. The last four days have been cold with lots of rain and wind. It has been years since we had a week with this much rain and wind in July. The good news is that the wind has changed direction and is now coming out of the north. This should bring some good weather. We all have our fingers crossed!

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
We fished for every thing this week. The mouse was still the fly of choice for trout and it was working great! The Dollies are showing up in good numbers and egg patterns are working great. Teeny nymphs and bunny leech patterns are working well for salmon.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
We had a 13 year old fishing fanatic this week. Noah Thompson is not only an incredible fly fisherman he is also great at tying flies! Noah caught lots of rainbows on his own mouse patterns and also tons of Dolly Varden and salmon including a several big kings! I was so impressed with him I told him when he gets older if he wants a job all he has to do is give me a call!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Great staff, knowledgeable guides, remarkable fishing, best possible fly tying bench, a fantastic wilderness experience! John and Ellen Cheesborough Sanford, NC

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We had several bear sightings this week. 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


One of Noah Thompsons many rainbows on the mouse


and Noah with a Sockeye!

 

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
The weather was down right nasty this week. I have to hand it to our guests! They all made the best of it and still caught lots of fish. They were a lot of fun! Andy Houg and his family were in camp. The first time they fished with us was almost thirty years ago! Even though the river came up about 6 or 8 inches it is still in good shape and the fish are biting. I have to admit it would sure be nice to have a week or two of sunshine though. We are definitely due for some nice weather!


LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 12-19

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
With all the rains the river has come up some but the water clarity is still very good. The river temperature has really dropped in the lower river this week; it has been between 45 to 47 degrees.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
The weather has turned very cold again. We have had lots of cold cloudy days with strong winds and rains.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
Most all flies are working great for the Salmon. But Pink is working the best! The Rainbows are hitting the Mouse and flesh flies.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight this week has got to be the Kings! We have had huge pushes of big bright Kings all week. We were beginning to believe we were not going to get a good escapement but it has changed this week. Hopefully they will keep coming in good numbers for another week!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Twenty consecutive years to the same camp with the same great people."Peter Cockwill, Surrey, England

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We are starting to see a lot more Bears this week in the lower river. Also seeing lots of Mink and Beaver on the river’s edge. We still have lots of birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Osprey, Mallards, Pintail, Harlequins, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Speckled Belly Geese, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sand hill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers and Glucose Winged Gulls. Golden Crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common Snipe, Greater Yellow Leg and Ravens.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
This is always one of our favorite weeks of our season with our long time guests and friends from England. The fishing this week was great with lots of Kings, Chums, Sockeye and Pink Salmon. We are even starting to catch and see some Silvers in the lower river! The Rainbow fishing has been good considering the river was rising and the colder water temperatures.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:


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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 5th - 12th


WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
With all the warm weather this week the river came up a couple inches with the snowmelt but has already dropped back to where it was. The clarity of the water is great with good visibility. The water temperature has been around 49 to 50 degrees in the lower river.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
The weather was warm and sunny at the beginning of the week. We even hit 90 degrees on Sunday!! On Tuesday we started to get some high winds till Wednesday and the temperature dropped again. Thursday and Friday was cold and cloudy.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
#6 Sparkle Teeny Nymph in Pink

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Highlight of the week is always hard to decide. The highlight of the week for me was that we had a mixed group of guests that all got along great and we all had a great week of angling. It is always fun to make new friends on the river!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
The Duncan’s run the best camps in Alaska. I’ve had the honor to fish their camps for 27 years in a row. Jim Teeny – Gresham, OR.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
Finally seeing some Bears on the river this week and we even saw a Caribou. All the same birds as last week including Bald Eagles, Owls, Osprey, Mallards, Pintail, Harlequins, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Speckled Belly Geese, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sand hill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers and Glucose Winged Gulls. Golden Crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common Snipe, Greater Yellow Leg and Ravens.


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We had a great week of angling with a lot of long time guests and a few new ones that fit in great. The fishing was very good for Sockeyes, Chums and Pinks this week but the King fishing was a little slow again. On Friday we had another huge push of Kings with the tide change. The Rainbow fishing has been great and the Arctic Char are starting to show already in really good numbers.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 28 JULY 5

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
There is much more snow in the mountains than normal and the river has been high and had some color for the last few weeks. It has been dropping and clearing steadily. Because of the extra snow the river has been around 45 degrees which is colder than normal. We saw some warmer temperatures this week, on several mornings we started out at 47 degrees and by late afternoon the river had warmed up to 50 degrees. We now have had about six feet of visibility at camp and the upper river is gin clear.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We have had overcast skies and partial clearing at times. A few drizzle type rains that usually didn’t last long.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
We fished salmon most of the week and the hot fly was a pink Teeny nymph. When we did fish trout we used the mouse and it was working very well!


HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
We had a group from Argentina this week and they were a lot of fun! The highlight for me was getting to know some new friends! I am already looking forward to having them in camp next year!


WILDLIFE SPOTTED
One of our guests went to the upper river and went on a hike with guide Scott Traverse. While on the hike they were able to see a sow Brown bear with two blonde cubs! 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
Our trout got a week off as our guests were more interested in salmon. Our King fishing was very slow. The good news is that according to our lower camp there is a big push of Kings coming into the river. The Chum and Sockeye fishing has been very good and it is getting better daily! It certainly looks to be a big Chum year and we are hoping that the Kings were just a little late and that they show up in big numbers.

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 28th to JULY 5th

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river temperature has been from 48 to 51 degrees in the lower river this week. The river is clearing every day and has dropped about 6 inches since last Saturday.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Again, we have pretty much had it all this week from cold cloudy days to warm and sunny. We had two very windy days.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The hottest fly of the week was a #2 black or #2 black and hot green Teeny Nymph.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight of the week is that the Kings have finally showed in great numbers. On Wednesday we had a good push then another on Thursday. On Friday the lower river had a huge push of bright chrome Kings!!

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We still haven’t seen any Bears or Moose yet this summer but lots of birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Osprey, Mallards, Pintail, Harlequins, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Speckled Belly Geese, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sand hill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers and Glucose Winged Gulls. Golden Crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common Snipe, Greater Yellow Leg and Ravens.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We had a great week of angling with 4 species of Salmon, Rainbow, Arctic Char and Grayling. The Kings are finally here and starting to show in good numbers. There's lots of Chums and Sockeyes showing in the river. This is always one of our favorite weeks of the season as we have lots of good long time friends and guests in camp.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:


 

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 21ST TO 28TH

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river color is perfect for King fishing with about 18 inches of visibility and dropping every day for the last week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
We’ve pretty much had it all this week with warm, cold, sunny, cloudy and rainy weather. But for the most part it was great weather for fishing and kept the bugs down.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
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We haven’t seen any Bears or Moose yet this summer but lots of birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Osprey, Mallards, Pintail, Harlequins, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Speckled Belly Geese, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sand hill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers and Glucose Winged Gulls. Golden Crowned Sparrows, Swallows, Common Snipe, Greater Yellow Leg and Ravens.


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:

We have had a slow week of King fishing. The Kings seem to be around two weeks late all over Alaska. Our catch numbers are down quite a bit from the years past. Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the Kings are two weeks late throughout Alaska but they are starting to show in better numbers the last couple of days. However, it seems like the Chums and Sockeyes are on time and showing in good numbers. We have also caught quite a few Pinks this week, which is early for them to be in the river.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

 

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LOWER BASE CAMP REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF SET-UP 2008

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river was very colored when we arrived on June 6th but since has dropped and is in great shape with good color for King Fishing! The river is what I would call medium high but we still have lots and lots of snow in the mountains so when it warms up it should rise again.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
It is much colder than normal with lows in the 30’s. We have had quite a lot of fresh snow in the mountains every day and we even had two days of snow in the lower river.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Highlight of the week was when we finally got our phone up and running. I guess the guides are already missing their girlfriends? Upper Base Camp even showed up to use our phone as they just arrived a few days ago and don’t have theirs up and running yet!

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We have been seeing lots of birds. There have been all kinds of Teal, Widgeon, Mallards and Pintails nesting along the river’s edge. We have a couple Eagles nesting not far from camp.

We haven’t had a chance to fish yet other than one evening when Darren and Nate walked out of camp and caught a couple Bows on the Mouse Pattern! We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow as we are flying all the non-perishable groceries, propane, batteries, fuel, etc., etc, for both Base Camps from Bethel to Quinhagak then up river to the camps - but plan on getting on the river Monday morning for a little King fishing. All the local fish camps along the river are starting to fill up with Salmon so it is time to go rip a King!

Don’t forget to check in weekly and we will keep you updated on the fishing, weather, river conditions and good times we are having on the Kanektok this summer. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Brad

 

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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.

10 day weather forecast for Quinhagak,

 


 

     
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