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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: CAN005  

Designed for complete beginners and experienced fly fishermen alike, this hosted Kalum River Lodge trip with our Sportquest Holidays host is perfect for either single anglers or small groups of friends. Enjoy the benefit of having a fully qualified host with you at all times as well as enjoying privacy and comfort with private single rooms.

   Season: April to October

From: £4,809 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: £8,635 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: £7,026 per person including flights

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: £7,372 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: £9,976 per person including flights

Tour code: ALL023

Bristol Bay Lodge is a top quality fly out lodge giving you access to all the major productive rivers in the Bristol Bay watershed. Fish an exclusive 6.5 day program spending two nights at its remote camps where not only will you be fishing in the phenomenal scenery but you also become a part of it.

   Season: June to September

SAVE £3,000 per person on selected weeks

Tour code: ALL028  

Mission Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Aleknagik in the heart of the world famous Bristol Bay region. This area offers unsurpassed trophy fishing for Salmon and Trout in a spectacular wilderness setting. This lodge is easily considered to be Alaska’s finest fly-out lodge operation.

   Season: June to September

From: £8,552 per person including flights

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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 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 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.