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Kanektok River Fishing Reports 2011

Nelson Johansen with an Upper Base Camp Leopard Rainbow

Nelson Johansen with an Upper Base Camp Leopard Rainbow

These are archived 2011 fishing reports


For the archived fishing reports see 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009 2010 and, 2012

 

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. Dress in layers and always bring a raincoat.

7 day weather forecast for Quinhagak,

 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13th to 20th, 2011

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river cleared up fast this week and the clarity is great again. Finally we are seeing water temperatures above 52 degrees?

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
The weather on Sunday was overcast but no rains. Monday through Thursday was the nicest weather of the summer with blue skies everyday and it actually hit 65 degrees several times. On Friday the rain was back.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The hot fly of the week was whatever you put in the water.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight of the week for everyone hands down was the beautiful weather that we had.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:


WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We were seeing the local Bears around camp. As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls.


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
The Silver fishing this week was out of control; you could basically fish two holes all day and be hooked up constantly. The Dolly and Rainbow fishing was also great with the warmer river temps.

It is hard to believe that our summer is over for the Lower Base on the Kanektok River but we are looking forward to getting to Kodiak and fishing Invitation Creek this fall. The fishing this summer was great for all the salmon and we caught more big Rainbows than ever before. The Arctic Char fishing was as good as we have ever seen and it is great to see the Grayling doing so well after they all died off back in 1990. The weather was colder than usual but the great fishing made up for the weather.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

Fred Hansen with a nice Bow! Photo Credit: Ryan Beck

Fred Hansen with a nice Bow! Photo Credit: Ryan Beck

 

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6 TO 13

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The river has been cold all week. We started every morning with temps around 47 or 48 and the warmest afternoon temp was 51 degrees. We still have gin clear water. The river came up about four inches this week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
It was pretty much the same as last week. A couple of windy days with light rain, one day of hard rain and several dry days but not much sunshine. It is still unseasonably cold with air temps in the high forties and fifties.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Egg patterns, flesh patterns and the mouse are all still working great for trout. The Silvers are aggressive and taking all the normal flies.
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HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The highlight of the week for me was the day I fished with Gary Lovinger and Jack Wynne. Gary and Jack are old friends that have been fishing with me for 25 years. We floated a long side channel and walked a couple other channels. We fished the mouse all day and it was pretty much non stop action. Some of the takes were incredible. We had fish that charged the mouse from ten feet away that made big slashing takes across the surface. Both Gary and Jack agree with me that it is all about the take! The best thing about mousing is that everyone gets to watch. I wont mention any numbers (as far as how many they caught) but Gary told me it was the best day of fishing he has ever had on the river. He has fished with us a lot so that is saying something! An interesting side note; the water temp was 51 degrees when we got back to camp. That is the warmest it has been in over two weeks.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
The fishing far exceeded my expectations and the guides were nothing short of terrific! John Ritchey, Durango, Co

WILDLIFE
We saw a lot of bears this week. There are 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, 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
It was a fun week and everyone sure caught a lot of fish. It looks like a very strong Silver year and the second push of smaller Dollies are starting to show up now. The river is literally full of Dolly Varden. The rainbow fishing has been great but it would be nice to have a few sunny days at some point this summer.

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6-13, 2011

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water temperature was 44 to 50 degrees, depending on what day it was. The river came up around 5 to 6 inches this week and it got a little colored but is clearing up quickly.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Sunday and Monday was overcast and rainy all day. Tuesday through Thursday the weather was great and we had no rains, then on Friday it was bask, every rainy and wet with low clouds all day.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
Dollie Llama

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight of the week for me was seeing how well the Fleitz girls have improved with their fishing and casting from last year. They are great kids and a lot of fun to be on the river with.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We are still seeing the local Bear on the other side of the river every night and morning; he definitely has his routine down. As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
The river came up so the Silvers are pouring in thick and they seem to be running a little larger than normal. Pretty much anything you throw at them is working great! It is the strongest run that I have seen in years. The Rainbow fishing was a little slow this week with the river being muddy and rising but the Arctic Char fishing is on fire! We had a blast with our eight guests from Italy and the Fleitz family from CT. The Italians were all great fishermen and caught tons of fish! It is always a blast taking their Fleitz girls fishing and to see how much they improved from the year before. It was a great week of angling had by all.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:


 

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23 TO JULY 30

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The river has been cold all week. We started every morning with temps around 47 or 48 and the warmest afternoon temp was 50 degrees. We still have gin clear water. I sure would like to see the river warm up a bit.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We had a little bit of everything this week again. A couple of windy days with light rain and several dry days but not much sunshine. It is still unseasonably cold with air temps in the high forties and fifties.


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The incredible edible egg pattern was hard to beat this week. Flesh patterns as well as the mouse are all still working great for trout. The Silvers are taking pretty much anything that you throw at them.


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HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
My Dad, Dave Duncan was in camp this week with a group of his friends! We had a great time listening to the stories of when he was on the river and I especially enjoyed reliving some old memories. With my brother Johns son Jesse guiding in the Upper Camp this season we had three generations of Duncan’s in camp.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Bowdacious last day, 46 rainbows between us!! Bill & Dianne Dallas Eastsound, Wa

WILDLIFE

We saw a lot of bears this week. There are lots of birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canada Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, 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 Silver fishing really turned on for us by the end of the week. It is still a little spotty; some pools are holding twenty to thirty fish while others have only half a dozen. One of our boats on Friday concentrated on Silvers and had close to fifty fish to the boat. The Dolly Varden fishing is “off the hook” right now. They are big scrappy fish this year! Even though we have cold water the rainbow fishing has been very good. If the river ever warms up it well be incredible.


LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30-AUGUST 6, 2011

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
Again with the colder air temperatures this week the water temp has been around 45 to 48 degrees most of the week. The river clarity is excellent again this week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Sunday it rained almost all day and was super cold. Monday through Wednesday we had some beautiful weather with lots of sun, blue skies and warm temperatures then on Thursday the rain and wind was back. Friday was just overcast and no wind with temperature around 50 degrees.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
It was pretty hard to beat the Egg Pattern or the bead this week.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Fishing and hanging out with our long term guest and friends John Carey, Joe Chornyak Jr. & Sr., Bob Ver Hoef , Chip Liebert and Alex Siegel from Ohio, Kevin Stewart from TX and Alex Piccirilli (AKA Uncle Al) from New York.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
You know that old joke “that’s why they call it fishing and not catching” Well… Here we call it catching. Alex Siegel-Phillipines

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We have been seeing the local Bear across from camp almost every morning. As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls.


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
The Rainbow fishing was great this week with lots of big fish. The Dollies are on fire and we are still seeing some larger fish, they are starting to get into their spawning colors. The Silvers are starting to show up in good numbers. All in all it was a great week of angling with some really great guests.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:


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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF VACATION WEEK (July 23-30)

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water temperature was 47 to 50 degrees. The warmest that it has been for weeks. The river came up two inches this week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
We had a couple rainy days but for the most part it was very nice and warm, definitely the nicest week of weather we have had all season.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
Dollie Llama’s and the Egg Pattern

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
One would be the double on big lower river Rainbows. The other highlight would be finding the side slough off the main river that was full of Northern Pike, we have heard about this for 4 years now and finally went down and caught lots of them! (See pictures). The other highlight for me was my 7 year old daughter (Abi) has perfected the fly rod and ripped the Bows, Dollies and Grayling all week.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We saw lots of bears every day this week! One night we went for a midnight float and saw Bears and a Moose. As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We had a great week off. Everyone caught up on some much needed rest and we were able to get out every day and do some fishing. Kyle, Pat and Ryan went out one day exploring for the Northern Pike and were successful in ripping a bunch of them. They were very aggressive to the Mouse Pattern and Dollie Llama’s. After they fished for Pike they ended up in the lower river fishing for Bows and caught a double on a 9.5 and 7.5 pound Bows!

PHOTOs OF THE WEEK:


UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23 TO JULY 30

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The river has been 48 to 50 in the morning and warming to as high as 51 by late afternoon. We had one day that the water clouded up just a bit but the rest of the week the water was gin clear water.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We had a little bit of everything this week. Not a lot of sunshine but we had several dry days and a couple of days with intermittent light rain. It is still unseasonably cold with air temps in the high forties and fifties,


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Double bunny patterns like the Dali Lama in black and white and olive and white are working great. The egg and flesh patterns as well as the mouse are all still working great for trout. We did not fish for salmon much this week but we did catch the first Silvers of the year.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
The trout fishing was very good this week. We don’t usually talk much about “the one that got away” but this trout is worthy of mention. David Yossem hooked a monster trout and had it on for several minutes and even close to the boat on several occasions. His fishing partner Wayne Kidder and Guide Dan Armstrong both agree the trout was over thirty inches!! The fish eventually just came “unbuttoned” and swam away.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
The best fly fishing experience of my life!! David Yossem Santa Barbara, Ca

WILDLIFE

We saw a lot of bears this week. The sightings should increase with every day now. There are lots of birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Widgeon, Green wing Teal, Canada Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Arctic Terns, Long tail Jaegers Glaucous winged Gulls, 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
Even though this week’s weather was fairly dry and the fishing was great we could still use some sunshine to warm up the river a bit. The Chums are at their spawning peak and the Kings are starting to spawn. We had an enjoyable week targeting Rainbows and Dolly Varden and everyone caught tons of fish. We will start looking for more Silvers next week!

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT

REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16 TO JULY 23

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The river has been 48 to 50 in the morning and warming to as high as 54 by late afternoon. We still have gin clear water.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Finally! It is about time we had some sunshine and warm weather. We did have a couple of days of rain but for the most part the weather has been dry and warmer then last week. The Rainbow fishing has really turned on!


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The mouse pattern is still working great for trout. The incredible edible egg is also hard to beat. Hot pink Teeny nymphs are working great for Chums. Purple and black egg sucking leeches are working for Kings.
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HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
We had five kids from ten to fourteen years old in camp this week. They all caught a ton of fish and had blast fishing with there dads. By the end of the week they were all tying great flies and catching fish like they were old pro’s

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
This is the world’s best fishing team- and we keep coming back for more!! Deborah Backhouse. Surrey, England

WILDLIFE

We saw a lot of bears this week. The sightings should increase with every day now. There are 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, 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 river is in perfect condition right now with low clear water. Several days of sunshine and warm weather sure turned on the Rainbows this week. Another big factor is that the Chums are starting to spawn in big numbers now. The Rainbows and Dolly Varden are right there with them trying to get at their eggs. I love this time of year….

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16th TO 23rd

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river temperature has warmed up some and has been around 46 to 48 degrees and even hit 50 for two days. The clarity of the river is great.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
We are finally getting some good weather this week. Sunday through Tuesday we had some really decent weather where we actually saw the sun and had temps up to 68 degrees. On Wednesday it rained pretty much all day and got cold again. Thursday and Friday we had a cloudy overcast day with no rain.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
Dollie Llama

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The Dollies are larger than ever and really pouring in. The Rainbow fishing is on fire!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
More fish than any other river! Jim Matheson, Edmonds, WA

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We have had a really blonde Bear hanging out across from camp this week. As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls.


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We had great week fishing. This is always a great week for catching a large variety of fish. The Dollies are really marching and lots of big fish. The Rainbow fishing this week has been very good. We haven’t really looked for Silvers yet but they are catching them out at the mouth in their subsistence nets so it won’t be long till they are stacked in the river. Cutler (my 14 yr. old son) has been learning to drive a prop boat all week and is having a blast!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:


 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 9-16, 2011

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river came up about 2 to 3 inches this week but the clarity is still great. With all the cold weather we have had this week the water temperature is still 44 to 46 degrees.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Sunday it was cloudy and overcast. Monday the wind started blowing and it pretty much rained all day. Tuesday and Wednesday it was overcast but no rains or wind. Thursday and Friday were overcast with light rains.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The Pink Teeny was working great for all the Salmon. The Sculpin has been working great for most everything.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The British are here. We always enjoy and have a great time with our long time friends and guests from England. They are a pleasure to have on the river and they really know how to make it fun for all.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
A simply outstanding week with fantastic fishing, superb guides and an excellent organization. A trip of a lifetime. Frans Campher, Africa

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
The Kings have really slowed down this week. The Chums and Sockeyes are coming in great and the Arctic Char are really starting to march with the salmon and we have been catching some monsters! The Rainbow fishing has been good considering the very cold water temps that we had all week. The Grayling fishing is back and has been outstanding; it is good to see them coming back strong!!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

World record Grayling holder Peter Cockwill from England
with a nice 15 inch Kanektok Grayling!

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

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The river has been 47 or 48 in the morning and warming to 49 or 50 by late afternoon. The river is gin clear and for this time of year it is lower then normal. It was dropping but with the recent rain it has been at the same level for several days.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
We have had a little of everything lately. The beginning of the week brought one sunny day and several dry days with overcast skies and a light breeze. Toward the end of the week the weather changed to rain and high winds for the last couple of days. The trout fishing has been very good but if we get a couple of days of sunshine and warm weather the fishing will be incredible!


HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The mouse pattern has been hard to beat for trout although Sculpins and Streamers are also working well. Hot pink Teeny nymphs are working great for Chums. Purple and black egg sucking leeches are working for Kings.


WILDLIFE

There are 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, 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

Issac Spilles with a 26 inch bow!

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK
The river is in great shape and the King, Sockeye and Chums runs appear to be strong. The upper river is already full of Chums and Sockeye and we are seeing more and more Kings.


LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 2 – 9, 2011

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river clarity is great and it has been dropping like crazy every day. The river temperature this week has been from 44 to 46 degrees. With all the cold weather we have had the river temp dropped a lot.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Sunday and Monday we had blue skies with really warm temperatures into the sixties. Tuesday and a Wednesday we had really high winds with temperature around 44 to 45 degrees. Thursday the wind died down and it finally started to rain. Friday the winds came back and were still getting rain.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Fighting big chrome Kings till your back aches and your legs wobble is one of life’s great challenges to be rightfully experienced at least once. Carl Hittinger - Philadelphia, PA

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Another Monster Bow caught in the lower river below the airport! Reggie Bentley from Little Rock, AR. landed a beautiful 31 inch Rainbow while fishing for Kings. This Bow was caught in the same hole as the big Bow from last week.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls.


COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We are still catching bright chrome Kings and the Chums and Sockeyes are rolling in great! The Rainbow fishing was great at the beginning of the week and at the end but was a little slow mid week with the cold water temps. We are starting to see some Arctic Char marching with the salmon. We had a great week of angling with some really neat guests.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:



John Duncan holding Reggie Bentle's SWEET 'Bow

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 2

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The river clarity is great and is clearing up and dropping fast every day. The water temperature has been from 44 to 46 degrees in the lower river.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
For the most part it was cold, windy and wet all week. We didn’t get a lot of heavy rain but was drizzly and wet pretty much every day. We even had frost on the ground one morning.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight of the week for me was a Big Rainbow that was caught in the lower river. Dick, Eric Sale and I were fishing for Kings and Eric hooked a fish that we thought was a Chum at first. Then after a better look we could see it was a huge Bow. After landing and taking pictures we measured the Bow at 30 inches long with an 18 inch girth, which comes out to roughly 12.5 pounds. (See photo of the week below)

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls. We are also starting to see a few Bears on the river.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We are getting good pushes of Kings every other day and are catching some really big fish this year. The Chums and Sockeyes are showing up in really good numbers, we haven’t been targeting them but are catching lots incidentally. The Rainbow fishing has been really good and were are catching some really nice fish on the Mouse and Dollie Llamas.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:


Eric Sale with a 12.5 pound Rainbow caught below the old airport.

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 21-25

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The clarity of the river is as good as I have seen for this time of year. The river has dropped around 2 inches this week. The river temperature has been from 43 to 46 degrees this week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
The weather this week has been pretty cold for the most part. It has been overcast most of the week with a little rain and very little sun.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight of the week for me was fishing and hanging out with Gene Lynn. Gene first started fishing the Kanektok on his own back in 1984 with his friends and his own boats and camp. He hasn’t been up for quite a few years, turned 80 this year and decided to book a week with his friends. They were mostly all from the Seattle, WA area and they were all a real pleasure to be with.

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
As always we are seeing lots of birds: Mallards, Teal, Pintails, Widgeon, Harlequins and Geese. We are also seeing all the shore birds along with lots of Eagles, Ospreys, Tundra Swans and Great Horned Owls. There is a lot more Ospreys around this summer. We have only seen one Bear this summer so far.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Plentiful fish, friendly guides and a true Alaskan wilderness experience. What more can you ask for. John Maletis, Portland, OR

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
The fishing this week started off a little slow the first day but picked up and was great the rest of the week! We started off catching smaller Kings but by mid week we were catching lots of really big Kings. The Rainbow fishing is out of control for this early in the year. The Chums and Sockeyes are also coming in strong and really starting to march.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

Gene Lynn with big chrome King!

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