Located on the Kanektok River, only 5.5 miles from its mouth, is by all standards a remarkably diverse fishery, the Alaska West Camp. 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.
Just a short ride downriver is some great water including some long gravel bars, just perfect for double handed rods swinging flies for monster Kings and Chum Salmon. There are also slow backwaters that are loaded with Silver Salmon and the tidewaters sections are full of all types of Salmon that were in saltwater just hours earlier.
As you head upriver past the Alaska West camp, the Kanektok River makes a transition to a smaller river with side channels and tributaries. Coming off at all angles, these upriver sections make some really interesting water to fly fish for not just Salmon but also Rainbows.
The season is short, just 12 weeks of fishing, but things change very quickly during this period. From mid-June to mid-July, King Salmon are the most popular target, with Rainbow fishing picking up in July as well. The second half of July provides a shot at the Salmon grand slam (all five species, all in one day). In August through the beginning of September, Silver mania sweeps the Kanektok and the Trout just keep getting fatter as fall arrives.
Alaska West is a large, luxurious tented camp. Guests sleep in comfortable tents with carpeted floors, heating and lighting. Hot showers, a large dining tent, a recreation tent, and a drying tent complete the scene.
If you have any questions on any of the Alaska fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.
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