LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT WEEK OF JUNE 29th to JULY 6th, 2019
WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
Temperatures are fluctuating in the high 50’s; The upper river is clear, the lower has just a touch of color.
Beginning of the week was cooler highs in the 60’s. The last couple of days have been down right hot. Yesterday was bright and sunny with a high temperature of 92!
HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The infamous Teeny Nymph.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
It’s been far too long since we have had Rick Verhaeghe in camp. A member of the “Three a\Amigos,” a pioneer of Kanektok River back bouncing, it wasn’t a surprise when Rick landed the biggest King of our season to date. This week’s highlight was Ricks’ 40lb King. Caught in the lower river doing what he does best- Swimming Spin N’ Glows!
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:
This week we really saw some great fishing! All early season fish are now in the river and can be seen marching in a steady stream. We fished for Kings, Sockeye, Chums, Dollies and Rainbows. Under the right conditions all species can be caught with ease. On overcast days the King fishing has been fantastic. Matching water speed with Teeny lines put some quality fish on the bank. Comparing this run of fish to previous seasons we definitely have some bigger fish. Later in the week, as the weather warmed up, so did the trout fishing. Several guests spent entire days fishing nothing but a mouse pattern. With a group of longtime repeating guests its no surprise we had such an awesome week!