Kanektok River Alaska Trip 2020
Dates: July 10th - 17th 2020
Rate: $5,150 per person
David Bower of TCO State College will be your host for this trip. He spent the 2017 season guiding at this lodge and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Contact him to sign up or get more information at our State College Store: 814.689.3654 xt 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spectacular Kanektok Fishery
The Kanektok (aka the Chosen River) is a fly fisherman’s dream. The river is the perfect size and provides outstanding spawning grounds for all five species of Alaskan Pacific salmon. Located in southwestern Alaska near the village of Quinhagak, our camp is perfectly situated within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Encompassing over 4 million acres, it is home to some of the most prolific salmon runs in the world and hosts a wide variety of fish, bird and mammal species. From rolling tundra to the highest mountain peaks, and from the rugged coastlines to crystal clear rivers, the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for all things wild. A magical place by any account, its ability to support wildlife and sustain natural populations of WILD fish truly set it apart. In the clear waters of the Kanektok, anglers will find king, coho, sockeye, chum and pink salmon, as well as trophy-sized native rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, and dolly varden. The Kanektok and its tributaries and braids give anglers access to some of the best sport fishing in the world. We are extremely lucky to be here on this river and are excited to share this very special area with you.
The Kanektok river fishing season is dictated by the king and silver salmon fishery and has excellent trout fishing. The kings run June 15th – July 25th while the silver salmon run July 23rd until Sept 10th. The king salmon escapement goal is 3,500 - 8,000 per season. The silver salmon escapement goal is 50,000 per season. During the month of July the Kanektok receives a run of 50,000 – 200,000 chum salmon and on even years receives a run of over 100,000 pink salmon. The river also has a run of 50,000 - 200,000 sockeye salmon in mid July. The rivers’ rainbow trout are most prevalent in the braided section of the river. There are trophy rainbows available with some close to 30 inches. The dolly vardens are sea run with over 20,000 - 35,000 passing the fish weir last year. The river also has a good grayling population
Comfortable Accommodations at our Alaska Lodge
Reel Action Alaska operates as a full service tent lodge that has been designed to provide our guests with all the comforts needed for living in the bush. The location of our lodge (1 mile from tide water) was carefully chosen to provide our guests a front row seat to the freshest chrome bright fly fishing action in Alaska. The best holding water to fly fish for fresh run kings, silvers, chums, and pinks is right in front of our lodge. What makes our experience unique is while having the best access to chrome bright salmon action we also have a tremendous rainbow trout fishery in both the lower and upper river. Kanektok River leopard rainbows are spectacular to admire and a lot of fun to catch - top water action is normal for them and our favorite way to entice them is with mouse patterns! After a long full day of fly fishing you will be staying in all new customized wall tents equipped with all the amenities to be comfortable in the Alaskan bush. The interior of the tents were specifically designed by our owners and staff that have over 30 years of combined guiding and work experience in Alaska.
Individual Wall Tent Cabins
We have customized spacious 10 x 12ft and 12 x 12ft heated wall tent cabins with wooden floors and carpeting. These wall tents are super strong, waterproof and can withstand the weather conditions in Alaska. For your comfort we sleep single occupancy, one client per tent cabin. The tent cabins are furnished with a padded cot with quilt and high quality sleeping bag, soft pillows, dresser, lantern, mosquito coil, clean linens for showering, clothes hangers, windows with screening, and plenty of storage room for your luggage and gear. If you need generator power for a C-Pap machine we have transportable 2000 watt Honda generators that are super quiet to meet all of your sleeping needs. We also provide you with reading materials that contain history and information on the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and the native Yupik culture that has been dated back to 1000AD. Guests find this a fascinating read and we feel it's important to educate everyone on the native culture and history of this tremendous fishery.
The Lodge Cuisine
You will eat three delicious meals per day prepared by our head chef. A hot breakfast is served daily with lunch either at camp or packed to take with you maximizing your fishing day. Dinner is served in our spacious dining tent with freshly baked breads and pastries along with fresh produce. Main specialty entrées of steak, fish, chicken, and pasta are prepared by our head chef who is also experienced cooking for any special dietary needs. He will surely make your dining experience the best a tent lodge in Alaska has to offer!