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Coho Salmon Fly Fishing Holidays

Coho Salmon or commonly known as Silvers, are from the Pacific Salmon family and these fish are a huge favourite for fly fishermen from all over the world. They tend to run later than the other members of the Pacific family and therefore provide amazing fly fishing sport in the autumn. One big attraction of Coho Salmon is their fighting ability. Imagine a Tarpon and Salmon combined and you have the typical Silver Salmon that spends as much time jumping as it does swimming when hooked.

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Tour code: ALL040

Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge is the perfect wilderness fishing retreat. Boasting a world-famous run of all five species of Pacific Salmon, plus a host of resident fish, such as Leopard Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Grayling. No set itineraries fish with your guides each day for the species of your choice.

   Season: June to September

Save £1,700 Off the advertised Price

Tour code: CAN004

If you are looking for an incredible fly fishing holiday for Steelhead, Salmon or Trout with the comfort of having your own single room with private en suite bathroom our lodge on the banks of the Skeena River is the perfect destination. Our guided Steelhead and Salmon trips offer spectacular fishing for all levels of anglers.

   Season: April to October

From: £4,403 per person including flights

Tour code: ALL030

Rapids Camp sits right on the bank of the famous Naknek River and is just a 15 minute drive from the King Salmon airport. This is the most diverse and flexible lodge in Alaska, where you the customer, decides what to fish for in your itinerary each day. All five species of Salmon plus huge Rainbows makes this lodge very popular.

   Season: June to September

From: £8,865 per person including flights

Tour code: ALL023

Bristol Bay Lodge is a fishing paradise for Salmon fishing, each year 40-50 million Sockeye Salmon enter the waters. If you want to experience this spectacular sport, we have the perfect location for you. Bristol Bay Lodge is strategically placed in the unspoiled and untouched surroundings of Alaska's pristine Wood-Tikchik State Park.

   Season: June to September

SAVE £3,000 per person on selected weeks

Tour code: ALL025  

If you are looking for a Fishing Lodge that puts you and the fishing first, then look no further. Goodnews River Lodge is the ONLY full service lodge on the entire river system. Experience the solitude and peaceful beauty of Alaska; it’s just you and the fish. No crowds, no flying to the “best” river. It’s all here on the Goodnews River.

   Season: June to September

From: £7,556 per person including flights

Tour code: ALL021  

Kodiak Island’s fishing is done on the Ayakulik River. It is the perfect Alaskan fishing destination to catch Salmon. The sheer numbers and size of the Salmon shock even the most travelled of anglers. Each year the Ayakulik River strong return of King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Sockeye Salmon and Pink Salmon as well as a migration of Steelhead and Arctic Char.

   Season: June to September

From: £5,729 per person including flights

Tour code: ALL031

Located on the Kanektok River, only 5.5 miles from its mouth is by all standards a remarkably diverse fishery. Perfectly suited to both single-hand and spey anglers, offering one of Alaska’s best opportunities to catch Salmon where high catch-rates and easy wading is the norm.

   Season: Mid June to September

From: £7,204 per person including flights

Tour code: ALL026  

No-See-Um Lodge is ranked among the finest Alaskan fly-out fly-fishing operations for over 25 years. The Holman family has a well-earned reputation for pampering their guests. John and his team have many years of experience in fishing and guiding in Alaska. They know the best fishing spots and how to get you there safely.

   Season: June to September

From: £10,243 per person including flights

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Additional Information

Name: Coho Salmon

Also known as: Silver Salmon or Silver’s

Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus kisutch

Description: As their common name would suggest when Coho enters the rivers to start their epic breeding migration this fish both males and females tend to be bright silver with dark blue upper backs. The longer these fish spend in fresh water there more they start to change. The fish start to change to a darker colour before turning red. It is when they are in the freshest condition and bright Silver they are considered the best sport. Silvers are an amazing fish to catch on the fly, it’s like crossing a Salmon with a Tarpon for when hooked these fish spend as much time jumping out of the water as they do in it. They twist and turn and give great runs, all in all, they are a great fish to catch for fun.

Average Size: Coho Salmon run in huge shoals and you will find the fish will average between 8lb to 16lb however every now and then these a few fish that have overwintered at sea for an extra year or two and you can find yourself hooked in to fish up to 31lb.

Where to catch: The range of Coho Salmon is huge they can be found on both sides of the Pacific, in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest area of North America as well as on the other side in Japan and Russia. Nearly all rivers will have a run of Coho Salmon, some more than others so it is always good to take advice. Places like Togiak River, Naknek River, Kenai River, Kanektok River, Kvichak River, Ayakulik River, Kasilof River and one of my favourites in Alaska for Coho Salmon the Goodnews River.

In Canada, the main rivers are the Skeena River and all its tributaries, Kitimat River and Fraser River, but there are also many more. One very important point for fishing for Coho Salmon is the date. You need to be at the right river on the right weeks, not all rivers have the peak run in the same weeks, as these fish make their way along the coast once they find their home river they will start to run up it. So those that have further to run along the coast will tend to be later rivers.

Fishing Methods: Coho Salmon are great fish to target with a fly,   normally an 8# fly rod is all that’s needed and you can fish with either single handed or double handed rods subject to your preferred choice and river conditions. There are two methods of fishing with flies.

The first is swinging flies. Cast slight at a downstream angle, let the fly sink and then let the current swing the fly across the river. You can if you also wish to give a few twitches to make the fly look even more enticing. The second method is popping and/ r skating flies across the surface. It is basically the same cast and method, just this time you are using a floating line and flies that create a wake on the surface as the drag across the surface of the water. This is an amazing method to fish and one that is also very exciting, watching Silvers rise up chase your fly again and again before they hit it hard.

If you have any questions about our Salmon Coho fishing trips contact our experienced team who will be able to help with any questions you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.