There is an old saying – “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.” The leopard rainbow trout is a fish that will take your breath away. Its sheer beauty, large shoulders, and fierce aggressive nature make it a quarry like no other.
Susan and I worked with the Duncans to come up with a time that would be optimal for trout fishing – we settled on the last week in July.
“Click this virtual tour of the upper base camp” to follow along with us as we take you on a virtual tour of a Dave Duncan and Sons fishing trip. Our destination is the Upper Base Camp on Alaska’s Kanektok river. On this trip, our quest is the elusive Leopard Rainbow. Although it is not too elusive, as we managed to land our fair share of this magnificent fish. Along the way we also find abundant Arctic Char (AKA Dolly Varden) and several salmon species.
Susan and I shared our Kanektok River adventure with nine other guests (Darrell and Linda, Larry and Rankin, Nick and Elaine, Phil, Andrew and Michael.) What a wonderful group! We could not have hand picked better camp mates.
The Upper Base Camp was staffed by a great team: Clint, Owen, Kirk, Scott,” Big” Adam,” Little” Adam, Isaac, Mark – and Mojo (the camp dog.)As you navigate through the virtual trip you may notice helpful hint icons . If you click these icons you will get helpful hints on a particular topic. At the end of the trip, you can get a whole page of hints.
We polled the guests and the guides and came up with ideas that might help make your trip more enjoyable. Some of the guests we talked to have been camping with the Duncans for over 20 years.