The Kanektok (aka the Chosen River) is a fly fisherman’s dream. Located in southwestern Alaska near the village of Quinhagak, the camp sits within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. With over 4 million acres, it is home to some of the most prolific salmon runs in the world and hosts a wide variety of fish, bird and mammal species. In the clear waters of the Kanektok, anglers will find all salmon species, trophy-sized leopard rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, and dolly varden. The Kanektok and its tributaries and braids give anglers access to some of the best sport fishing in the world.
The Kanektok offers all salmon species along with true leopard Rainbow trout. This remote location offers fishing solitude. The river, its tributaries and braids give anglers access to some of the best sport fishing in the world. 500,000 fish run past the lodge each year. This is fly fishing only.
The lodge offers sturdy, heated "weatherport" style tent cabins with wood floors and carpet. Super strong and waterproof, they can handle the weather in Alaska. Each guest has a single tent with padded cot, high quality sleeping bag, and plenty of storage room. A drying tent is used for wet gear.
9/10 wts. for kings, 8 wts. for silvers, 6/7 wts. for rainbows and dollies, and 5 wts. for pink salmon and grayling. The Kanektok has many small tributaries in the upper sections that are accessed to fish for rainbows, dollies, and grayling. The diversity of the Kanektok keeps it interesting.
From Anchorage, guests fly commercial to Bethel. Then from Bethel to Quinhagak, Alaska. Once in Quinhagak, you will be picked up by a Ravn Air representative and dropped off riverside where a Reel Action team member will take you the rest of the way to camp. They have Winston, Sage, G-Loomis, Redington, and Echo fly rods, both spey, switch, and single hand rod / reel outfits are all accessible for your use. All the guides tie their own flies and have custom patterns that are highly effective on the Kanektok River. Rest assured your guides will be prepared so you have the best trip possible.
$5,600 to $6,100 depending on the week. 6 days and 7 nights, Fri-Fri. program. Excludes Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Bethel, chartered Air flight from Bethel to Quinhagak, fishing license, waders/boots, and gratuities.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
Barry and Cathy Beck at Reel Action