LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 31st TO AUGUST 7th, 2021
WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
Mid to upper 50’s. 5 feet of visibility.
The first two days were tough conditions; High winds and rain. As the week progressed the weather got nicer. We had a couple of overcast days followed by blue skies and warm temps.
HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The bead for trout and dollies. Popsicle in a variety of colors for silvers.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
The spawn is on!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“Best fishing, we have ever experienced” – Sandy Potterton, Ohio
The shore birds are starting to group up in preparation for fall migrations. We are starting to see Speckled-belly geese. Multiple bears were seen roaming the river banks.
COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
August on the Kanektok is a special time of year. Things change quickly as the salmon begin to spawn and silvers start stacking up in the back waters. With eggs- the main food source for dollies and trout – flowing in the water, the fishing starts to get a little ridiculous. That’s what happened this last week on the river. The Dollie and Trout fishing is fantastic. Anywhere you can find spawning Kings and Chums fish are ferociously feeding behind them. It’s the point of the season when we start to get picky and decide which fish to set the hook on. As for the salmon fishing, Silvers were the main focus. They are around but not yet in huge numbers. We are catching them, but it just requires a lot of moving and looking for fish. With good weather, great fishing, and an awesome group of guests, this week was one we won’t soon forget. It’s a great time to be on the river.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Our picture of the week is displayed at the top of this article.