ALASKA & CANADA
Ayakulik River, Kodiak
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.
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 Tsiu River might just be the best coho salmon river in Alaska. With shallow waters ideal for sight fishing for silvers, it is blessed with one of the largest and stable runs of cohos in the state. This is the ideal place to fish for aggressive coho salmon fresh fromthe sea.
Skeena River, BC Canada
The king of steelhead rivers, the Skeena boasts most of BC’s most famous steelhead rivers among its tributaries. These include the Babine, the Sustut,the Kispiox, the Bulkley, the Maurice, the Kitsumkalum and the Copper. This makes the Skeena a super highway for steelhead and salmon on their way back to these rivers to spawn.