Coho Salmon // (c) Cameron Miller, Deneki Adventures 2010
During the month of July in western Alaska’s Kanektok River, Coho salmon routinely gather by the thousands, filling the remote river for more than a month. Taking advantage of its prime location along the Kanektok, Deneki Outdoors’ Alaska West lodge is offering anglers an opportunity to take in the picturesque scenery and reel in Coho salmon with expert guides.
“The Kanektok has a dependable, phenomenal run of [salmon] every year,” said Andrew Bennett, the owner of Deneki Outdoors. “When the [fish] show up, it becomes a full-on rodeo of jumping fish, grinning guides and anglers sore from catching fish throughout the entire day. And if anybody tires of catching [salmon] all day, the late season also offers tremendous chances at big, wild rainbow trout.”
The package costs $4,900 and includes accommodation for seven nights, six days of guided fishing on the Kanektok, meals, flies, terminal tackle and loaner gear. Available dates are July 30 through Aug. 6 and Aug. 27 through Sept. 3.
“We stop short of saying anything’s a given, but the Kanektok is a pure Coho factory and, with a limited number of rods on the river, there’s a chance you’ll catch more fish than you ever thought possible,” Bennett said.