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Kanektok River Fishing Reports 2016

Kanektok Rainbow

Upper Base Camp Rainbow

Current 2016 Fishing Reports

 

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,

******* NEW - All the tents - in the Upper and Lower Base Camps - now have their own charging system that take either 12V male cigarette lighter adapter or USB.

Here is a fun video - Mousing for Rainbows from guide Robbie Wirth. It will get your heart pumping!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc12HEiAnK4&feature=youtu.be

Tip of the week - We highly suggest Dillon Duncan for your fly selection. His flies are perfect for the Kanektok River. He ties his own flies with high quality materials and they are AWESOME!

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 20, 2016 to Aug. 27, 2016
Last report of the season

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
With the Saturday rain in the lower river and rains in the mountains the river clouded up again and the clarity was only a couple of feet most of the week. The water temp this week was from 54 to 56 degrees.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
For the most part we had a great week of weather with some rainy days.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The 911 channel is stuffed with beautiful spawning colored Dollies!

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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
With the rain we had on Saturday the river came up and got a little colored for a day. But it brought in a bunch of chrome bright mean Silvers. We also had great fishing for Dollies this week and they are in their spawning colors. Great week of fishing to end our season on the Kanektok!! Hard to believe the summer is over but we are excited to get to Kodiak and start fishing for Steelhead!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

Dollies on the KANEKTOK

Season’s end for the Lower Base Camp. From left to right, Henry, Matt, Jacob, Cutler and Robbie went 110% tearing down camp on the last day on the river so they had a few hours to fish Clear Creek and caught a bunch of beautiful colored Dollies.

Kanektok Rainbow

Rainbow taking a real mouse! Picture by Robbie Wirth

 

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 13, 2016 to Aug. 20, 2016

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water temp was from 55 to 58 degrees this week. The clarity has improved a lot this week with around 4ft of visibility.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
For the most part we finally had a nice week of decent weather. A few rain showers but mostly dry.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The river is starting to get back in shape and we can Rainbow fish again! Cutler, Quiny, Barbara & Bill Merrick hiked up Clear Creek and ripped huge colored Dollies!!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
This exceeds anything you can imagine: fish totals, size you can’t describe, guides, food and great care. Howard Mudd - Kirkland, WA

I caught so many fish the first day I was ashamed. Stu Brandes – Madison, WI.

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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
The Silver and Pink fishing is on fire!! Lots of big Silvers showed up this week. With the river clearing up we finally started to catch some Rainbows fishing the seams, ledges and root wads.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

Big Dollie on the Kanektok River Alaska

Cutler, Quiny, Barbara & Bill Merrick hiked up Clear Creek and caught tons of beautiful colored up Dollies!!

 

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 13, 2016 to Aug. 20, 2016

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
We had several days that the water temp reached 53 degrees and the clarity is back to normal. The river has dropped a good 8 to 10 inches since last Friday.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
We had sunshine on several days and partially cloudy  weather for the rest of the week. We really needed this dry week to get the river back in great shape.

 

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The mouse and flesh flies were the go to flies this week. Also skating drys for Dollies was popular.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 The highlight of the week for me was having the river drop into perfect shape. If this weather holds our last group of guests for UBC, 2016 are going to have an incredible week.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

This is my fourth trip to the Upper Camp. Still fantastic! Great guides, great fishing and great camp. The Duncans have this “dialed in”. I have been to several other AK camps (including two on the Kanektok) and the Duncan camps are simply the best! I will be back for sure. John Ritchey

The best fishing camp on the Kanektok and the best rainbow fishing in the world!!! Ken Morrow

Exceptional guides and personable; wonderful food in abundance, simply a great camp. Buck Skillen

They made me feel like I was a member of the Duncan family. Steve Port

Can’t find a fishier river anywhere! Perfect father/son experience and trip. Rich Wise

No matter your skill this place will make you a pro!! Bryan Wise

 

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We only saw a few bears this week. The Speckled belly geese have started their migration south. Lots of  birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Wigeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sand hill 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

 Grayling on the Kanektok River

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK    
The river has dropped a bunch and is fishing great right now. This was a great group of guest. Next week we have some long time guests coming in and we are looking forward to finishing our season with a bang!

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 6, 2016 to Aug. 13, 2016

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The water temp has been hovering right around 49 to 50 degrees. The river has cleared a lot since last week but we still have high water. The river is actually just a little above where it was when we got to the river in early June.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
We had overcast weather all week and we only saw the sun a few times. For
the most part we had dry weather with the occasional shower.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Flesh flies and 10 mm beads have been working well for trout. Pink deer hair patterns are working great for Silvers on top and the mouse is still working great.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 We fished a lot on top this week, either mousing, skating dries for big colored up Dollies or stripping pink deer hair patterns for Silvers. Stan Schofield was skating a small dry for Dollies and  he had a big chrome Silver come up and smash his dry fly!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Nine years at the Duncan’s Upper Base Camp. I continue to be amazed at the quality of the camp and the fishing!  Steve Krueger

Easily the best camp in Alaska! Archie Adams

The best outfitter in North America! Stan Schofield

Trip of a lifetime. Kyle Anselmi

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We have had several moose sightings this week and we also saw a decent number of bears. The Speckled belly geese have started their migration south. Lots of  birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Wigeon, Green wing Teal, Canadian Geese, Tundra Swans, Mergansers, Common Loons, Sand hill 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

 Dolly on the Kanektok

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK    
Even though we have high water the fishing has been good. We are not catching as many rainbows as we would in low water conditions but we have still had some great days on trout.
 The dry fly fishing for big colored up Dolly Varden was great this week and the river is full of Silvers.

 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF Aug. 6th, 2016 to Aug. 13th 2016

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water temperature this week has been from 54 to 56 degrees. The clarity has been from 14 inches to 2 feet due to all the rains in the mountains :=(

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
We have had mostly cloudy overcast days with light rains. However, it must still be raining in the mountains as the river was going up pretty much all week.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The Silvers are coming in Big Time as well as the Pinks!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
After one week I’m ruined for all other rivers and for most all other fish. I now understand why this is “The Chosen River”. Sumner Crosby Lewes, DE

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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans. Also hearing lots of coyotes howling in the evenings and mornings!!

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
With the dirty high water the Rainbow fishing has been tough. The Dollies are starting to move up river with the water rising. The Silver Salmon fishing this week has been on fire with the water coming up!! We are also still getting tons of bright chrome Pinks.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

Silver Salmon on the Kanektok

Daryl Bradford from CA with a great Silver Salmon

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30th to Aug. 6, 2016

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The visibility was good at the beginning of the week and the water temp was fifty degrees. On Tuesday the river came up 8 inches and it was like chocolate milk for most of the day. The rest of the week we had cloudy colored up water with maybe three feet of visibility.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
I think I saw the sun for about five minutes this week...Sunday and Monday were overcast and dry and then Tuesday through Friday we had a Southeast wind and rain.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The incredible edible peachy king egg is hard to beat right now for trout and dollies.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 One of of guests went for a swim with the mask and snorkel on a cold wet evening. Last year when he was here we were snorkeling every day but it was also 80 degrees last year. This year it was about fifty degrees and raining. I am very impressed Shane!! Way to take one for the team.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
The best guides and camp in Alaska. They cut no corners and cover all aspects of the day. They make it so easy. Lynn Bryant

Wilderness fishing with great food and awesome amenities!!! See you next year. Neil Dorsey

 

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
 Lots of  birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Wigeon, 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    
With this rain and high water the Silvers are showing up in good numbers already.
I guess you could say the Silvers are our “Silver lining” around this rain cloud. I would rather have sunshine and low water but lots of Silvers can be fun too.

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 30th to Aug. 6, 2016

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water temp was from 52 to 55 degrees most of the week. It rained so hard in the mountains that the river came up over a foot and was super muddy for a day. Eventually it cleared up so we could have 2ft to 3ft of visibility.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Most of the week was overcast with drizzly rain and lots of rain in the mountains.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The highlight of the week for all of us was having Dan and Aaron Blaine from Healing Waters in camp for the week. They both spent multiple tours in Afghanistan fighting for our freedom so that we can be lucky enough to enjoy what we have in our lives. They are TRUE HEROES and we very much enjoyed having them in our camp for a week and for the chance to meet them and hear all their stories. A big Thank You to Aaron & Daniel Blaine for their time served!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Great River, Great Guides, Great Fishing, Family and Friends – Epic Trip!! Joe Chornyak Jr., Ohio

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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
A great week of angling for Pinks, Chums, Silvers, Bows and Dollies!! Every day throughout the week brought in new fresh salmon.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:

Our HEROES Dan & Aaron Blaine with some of the many fish they caught this week.

 

LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23rd to JULY 30th
 

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The temp all week was right around 55 to 58 degrees and the clarity was great.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
We had some sunny and overcast days with a couple of drizzly rainy days

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
We had a great time fishing with our good friends from Bethel that work at RAVN Airlines. Pete & Kit Wilson were a pleasure to have in camp. We also had my wife Mechelle and daughter Abi in camp with a weekend visit from our friends Arthur and Danny Abalama, Holly and Avangeline.

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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
Great week of fishing, sleeping in :=) and some outboard work!!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

Guide Jacob Rockwell with a great 28 inch Lower River Rainbow!!

 

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UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23rd to JULY 30th

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
We still have  great visibility but the river did come up several inches at the beginning of the week. The water temp is 52 degrees.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
For the most part we had overcast skies and brief rain showers. It was in the mid fifties on some days which is cold for this time of year. We had guests that came back to camp dry while other guests came in wet depending on where they were fishing.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
The incredible edible peachy king egg is hard to beat right now for trout and dollies.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 We caught a lot of nice trout this week. We also had a blast fishing skated dry flies for big Dolly Varden.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
If you want great fishing, comfort, safety and personal attention in the Alaskan Wilderness...this is the place!! Tom Bertuccini

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
 Lots of  birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Wigeon, 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

 Grayling

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK    
We caught our first Silver of the year on Thursday! Silver fishing should just get better by the day. The river is teeming with Kings, Chums, Sockeye and Pink Salmon as well as Trout, Dolly Varden and Arctic Grayling.

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

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water temp for the first half of the week was around 61 to 64 degrees. With the cloudy overcast days in the last half of the week it dropped down to 52 to 55 the rest of the week. The clarity of the river is great!

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Saturday to Monday we had super hot warm days. On Tuesday we had our first cloudy drizzly day in two weeks. The rest of our week was cloudy, overcast with off and on rains.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Jax (7 years old) from TX was a super cool kid and a fishing machine!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Nobody knows the river better, nobody knows the fish better and nobody has better guides. DD & Sons are the pros! Chris Kirchmer. TX

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We are starting to see a few Bears around, Moose tracks on every gravel bar. It is great to know that the Moose population is doing well. 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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We had a great week of angling with huge numbers of Chums, Sockeye and Pinks rolling in the river. The Kings are still coming in but have slowed down and are starting to turn red. The Rainbow fishing was good considering the weather.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

Rainbow Trout

Tim Carson and guide Henry Emack with a beautiful 27” Lower River Bow!

                            
 

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16th to JULY 23rd

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
The river is still Gin clear and the water temp has dropped down to 52 degrees.

WEATHER CONDITIONS  
What a difference a week makes... Saturday and Sunday were sunny and warm and then the temperature dropped to the low fifties and we had rainy wet days for the rest of the week.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
A purple and pink rabbit pattern that Mark Hunt from the UK tied one night in camp turned out to be the hot fly for Kings this week. It was working so well he was tying every night along with the guides to keep the rest of the guests supplied with his new creation.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 Bryce Macfarlane was floating and fishing with his guests when he spotted  an Arctic Lynx! They were fortunate enough to watch the Lynx swim the river and climb out on the far bank. They all agreed that he look to be the same size as Max, my eighty pound Black Lab.  That’s a big cat!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Great guides, great camp and World Class Fishing!!!! Ifor Jones

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We had many bear sightings this week and one Arctic Lynx. Lots of  birds along the river including Bald Eagles, Mallards, Pintail, Wigeon, 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

 Rainbow Trout with a mouse in its mouth

Rainbow with a mouse.

 

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK     

The Kings will start spawning next week and we will see a big change in the river. The Chums are already spawning in big numbers  

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 9th to JULY 16th

WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water temperature this week was from 59 to 63 degrees and the clarity couldn’t have been better.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
This was the nicest weather week of the summer. We had sunshine every day and no rains at all. The river dropped like crazy all week.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The weather and fishing couldn’t have been better!!!!!!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
A river full of fish and guides who love their job makes for another week of fantastic fishing. Peter Cockwill, England

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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We had a great week of angling with incredible weather. With no commercial fishing this summer the salmon are marching in thick every day. Huge numbers of Kings, Chums, Sockeye and Pinks this summer. There are more Dollies this year than we have ever seen and the Rainbow fishing was outstanding with the warm water and sunny days.

Peter Cockwill from England with a Dolly


UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 9th to JULY 16th

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
What a great week for water conditions! The river is Gin clear and dropping like a rock! We had water temps as high as 59 degrees!

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
Wow!! We had perfect weather all week and on some days it was actually too hot. On  
Thursday it was over 85 degrees! This warm weather actually knocked the bugs down. We had several days where the mosquitoes were virtually nonexistent. Needless to say, we did a lot of swimming and I broke out my mask and snorkel and did some filming of all the fish.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
We had a lot of fun skating dry flies for Dolly Varden this week.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
 I like to swim my dog Maxima every day that I can. I was just upstream from camp and throwing an orange retrieving dummy for him and a big rainbow came up and tried to eat the retrieving dummy! I know that sounds crazy but it was obviously a trout that had spent some time in front of our filet table. This river never ceases to amaze me.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
The best wilderness camp experience of fifteen trips to Alaska! Great people who care and a great facility. Dave Wimmer

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
We had lots of 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

 Kanektok Rainbow Trout

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK     

Another fantastic week with great guests and incredible fishing.  

 

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 2nd to JULY 9th


WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The clarity is great and the water temp was anywhere from 50 to 58 degrees.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
We pretty much had it all this week with the weather. The river dropped a lot early in the week then stabilized with the rains we had in the mountains

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
So many Dollies and the Kings are rolling in!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
If you don’t enjoy the variety, quantity and quality of fish at this lodge, give up fishing.

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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
We had a great week of angling. The Kings are rolling in great, lots of Chums and Sockeye and the Pinks are early and showing up in huge numbers. The Dolly fishing is insane, lots of big Dollies and they are stacking up on the bars. The Rainbow fishing has been great with lots of big Bows. Erik Vukovich from CA had around 100 rises with the mouse in one day.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

King Salmon Alaska

Cutler Duncan and our good friend Steve Dorn with a beautiful chrome King!!

UPPER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 2nd to JULY 9th

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
 The river is still clear and the water temperature has been 50 to 51 degrees.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
Sunday was warm and sunny and 70 degrees. From Monday through Friday we had overcast skies and a little rain each day and temps in the fifties and sixties.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
 The mouse is still our go to fly for trout

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
It is very exciting to see so many Kings this year!! It has been many years since the river has been so full of big Kings!!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
If you love to fish, you won’t find a better place or people than the Duncans and their guides. Frank Sabo

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
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

 Rainbow trout Alaska

 

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LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 25th to JULY 2nd


WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
The water clarity this week was really good for this early in the season and just got better as the week went on. The temp varied from 55 to 59 throughout the week.

WEATHER CONDITIONS:
Great week of weather with mostly hot sunny days with temps as high as 78. We had a couple evening showers and one evening where it actually rained for 3 or 4 hours with thunder and lightning.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The Dolly Llama was the go to fly for the bows this week.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The Kings are back in huge numbers!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
Too many fish, not enough time. Fred Hansen, New York

WILDLIFE SPOTTED:
We've been seeing a young cow Moose around camp quite a bit and another cow Moose with a very small calf. 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, Goshawks, Falcons, Ospreys and Tundra Swans.

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
The Rainbow fishing was great this week and we have a lot of side channels to fish. The Chums and Sockeye started marching and holding by the end of the week. The Kings are back and they are coming in thick every day as there is no commercial fishing this summer. Huge numbers of Kings landed every day. The river is full of huge Dollies stacked up in the side channels and on all the gravel bars. Normally this early they march with the salmon right by us but for some reason they are stacking up every where.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:

King Salmon
Guide Matt holding Sandy Lockleer's King Salmon.


 

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

WATER TEMP AND CLARITY
 We got to the river on June 10th this year and the river was already clear but the water temp was steady at 47 or 48 degrees, which is too cold for great trout fishing. Fortunately our first group of guests brought the sunshine and warm weather with them! By mid-week we had water temps in the mid-fifties and had one day that we recorded 58 degrees! The river is now Gin clear and dropping fast.

WEATHER CONDITIONS 
We had beautiful sunny weather all week with the exception of one day that we had a little rain.

HOT FLY OF THE WEEK
Most of our guests used the Mouse pattern for trout all week!

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
We explored a lot of side channels this week and our guest got to be the first ones to throw a mouse to fish that have not seen a fly since last year. There is something special about being the first fisherman to walk and wade a side channel for the season.   

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Incredible fishing with top notch accommodations in the bush. Simply put... Duncan and Sons is a world class operation!!  Nolan Combs

WILDLIFE SPOTTED
 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

 Kanektok Rainbow

COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK   
We already have a lot of Salmon in the Upper river! It is unusual to have so many Kings, Chums, Sockeye and Pink Salmon this high in the river on July 1st. It is looking like we are going to have a banner year for salmon!!!

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