July 9, 2012 – Tikchik Narrrows Lodge

The fishing has been as expected at Tikchik Narrows Lodge the last few weeks – fantastic! The Lower Nushagak River has a huge run of kings, around 65,000 in the river already. In the next week, our fishing program will be transitioning to the Mulchatna River for more king salmon fishing. Southwest Alaska has experienced some colder weather lately, which has made trout fishing a bit slower than usual, but still good production with a handful of trophies. Our Sunset Camp has had good rainbow fishing with a lot of dolly varden around already. The lakes around the lodge have been producing pretty good fishing for lake trout both on gear and fly. And, the first Narrows “bow” has already been caught! Sockeye salmon are starting to show up in all the usual places, even in front of the lodge. We will start fishing Togiak and Kulukak rivers this week for salmon. Chum salmon will be starting to spawn any day now on the Upper Nushagak – which means great trout fishing! Rainbows on size 20-24 midges will be the focus on the Agulukpak for the next few weeks.