Lower Base Camp Fishing Report Week of June 19th to 26th, 2021

Water Temperature and Clarity:
Low to mid 50’s. Due to an extreme winter, snow melt runoff is persisting through June and into July but water is clearing up by the day, especially in the middle and upper river.

Weather Conditions:
Low to high 50s and mostly cloudy throughout the week.

Hot Fly of the Week:
Black and white Dolly Llamas are producing high numbers of Rainbows while pink Spin Glows are proving to be the ticket in the King holes.

Highlight of the Week:
First time LBC guest, Chris from Seattle, has floated and fished the Kanektok many times over the years but had his single best day ever this week fishing the back channels and creeks for Rainbows with his guide, Cutler.

Wildlife Spotted:
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.

Comments for the Week:
First week of this season started slowly, particularly on the salmon front, but the tides are finally turning in our favor and the Kings are showing up! The Rainbow bite is strong in the back channels where they have been stuffing themselves on the large smelt (aka hooligan) run. Don’t be shy of slinging large streamers to them, they are more than ready for them.

Photo of the Week: