Brian & Jack Reed from CO with a chrome Chum Salmon
LOWER BASE CAMP FISHING REPORT
REPORTING FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 25th to JULY 2nd, 2022
WATER TEMPERATURE AND CLARITY:
Low to mid 50’s and clear. You can see the bottom in five feet of water. On the sunny
days the water really warms up in the side channels.
Most days we saw lows in the 50’s and highs in the 60’s. A couple of days we had some
high winds, and two days were clear and beautiful.
HOT FLY OF THE WEEK:
The Mouse fishing really picked up this week. Black and white Dali-Lamas and white
sparkle flies are still moving a lot of trout. Smaller teeny flies, as always, are our favorite
for the sockeye and chums.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:
Awesome mouse fishing. We had some days that are as good as it gets.
Birds predominate the gravel bars- various gulls, harlequin ducks, pintails, green-winged
teals, golden eagles, and arctic terns, namely. Sightings of beaver and the occasional otter
have also been reported. The first week of the year we saw a lynx across from camp.
COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK:
Things are starting to heat up on the river! First let’s cover the trout fishing. Its still on
fire. In the mornings the fish aren’t moving quite as far so streamers have been our go to.
In the afternoons, and especially when the suns come out, the mouse is doing well. In
fact, the mouse was so hot as times this week it out-fished the lama. The Salmon fishing
is picking up. We still aren’t seeing a ton of chums but on a handful of bars they are
starting to stack up. The King fishing has been a grind but our guests that worked hard at
it were rewarded with some of good fish. The Sockeye have been our go to salmon. They
started marching steadily a couple of days ago and we had a blast targeting them. With a
great group of guests and awesome fishing this week was one we won’t soon forget.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
Two great Rainbows to end Brian & Jack’s week of fishing.