CHINOOK SALMON DESTINATIONS
This is the destination to fish for the “salmon of your life”. The Kenai River produces the largest king salmon in the world, with fish that have been registered at over 100 lb in weight. It also offers excellent fishing for large rainbow trout and one of the biggest runs of sockeye salmon you will ever see.
It is like going back in time to when fishermen had just discovered Alaska as a sportfishing paradise: incredible numbers of fish, wild untouched nature, beautiful scenery awithout a trace of civilization.
The Naknek is an extremely versatile river which offers excelent fishing for sockeye and silver salmon as well as huge rainbow trout. In fact, it is one of Alaska’s best rivers for trophy size rainbow trout. Other species available include pink and chum salmon and a few kings as well as dolly varden and grayling.
With an average annual run of about 100,000 king salmon, it is without a doubt one of the best destinations in the world to fish for this species. It is especially well suited to fishing fo kings from a boat with bait or plugs.
The Unalakleet River is a remote destination on the western coast of Alaska, just south of the Bering strait. It is a great river for those looking for great fishing away from the crowds. The silver salmon fishing is tops.
The best salmon river on the island of Kodiak. This is an ideal destination to sight fish for kings or cohos on the fly. It also produces some of the largest cohos in Alaska. Later in the season it also gets a decent run of steelhead. One of the extra benefits is that you will most certainly have the chance to do some bear watching.
PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA & CHILE
Located in one of the regions of Chile with the least sport fishing pressure, the Chucao Rosselot Lodge is a worldclass destionation. If you are looking for good fishing for trout and chinook salmon in one of the most beautiful prestine areas of the Chilean Patagonia.
Lake Yelcho has gained world-wide fame for fantastic dry fly fishing for very large trout during massive dragonfly hatches during the summer. The Yelcho River is the perfect complement to the lake providing fine fishing for enormous chinook salmon as well great sight fishing with small dries and nymphs for abundant rainbows and browns.
Located in a region of temperate rainforests in nothernmost part of Chile’s Patagonia, the Puelo offers great fishing for chinook salmon and large rainbow trout. A fine lodge with friendly experienced staff roundout one of the best value fishing programs you will find anywhere in Chile.
No other river in the world can rival the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego in the number of large sea-run brown trout it produces. An average fish will run about 9 or 10 lbs, but 20+ lb fish are not at all uncommon. We work with various excellent lodges the fish here.
Tierra del Fuego’s Rio GRande is probably the best place in the world to catch a trophy size sea-run brown trout. However, the Chilean side of the island also offers incredible fly fishing for resident trout in other rivers and lakes.