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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Question Alagnak River

Hay Guys.

At first sorry for my English but I came from Poland and usualy I don't speak this language.

Me and my friends we are going to visit ALAGNAK RIVER this year . We start on 1 July and we want to raft thru 10 days. Is our first time on Alaska at all.

May be someone was there lasr year and can give us some informations about fly patterns, weather conditions etc.

We have booked airplane, we have good equipment, we have a lot of experiences in trips like that (Russia, Mongolia, Chile) but we need some help with most importend thing , I mean : WHAT THEY ARE EATING ?

Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 06:26 AM
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I'd imagine you'll find plenty of relevant information right here:

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july 1-10 should put you right in the thick of it on the Alagnak, at least on the lower river, with chinook, chum, and sockeyes running, and you might run into some early pinks (yep, it's a pink year)...rainbow fishing is supposed to be great throughout the system...probably going to be there too early (pre-spawn) to fish beads/eggs or flesh flies (although yopu can always try), I'd throw sculpin patterns...Bristol Bay weather in july can range from sunny and high 60s to miserable low 40s (temps F)...I'd prepare for the latter...
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Good luck

If you start around the 1st the upper river near the lakes will still have some Trout fishing but it will be on the down turn, as once the 2-3 million Sockeye start in the river and make there way up the trout fishing gets very cold for a few weeks. As for the Sockeye Salmon Estez Shrimp patterns in Pink, orange work the best on #8 scud hooks, As for the Kings it will be a bit early on a float trip unles you are planning on floating all the way to the lower river and get pulled out by The Barge, AS there are not that many kings or chums in the upper river at all till after the 10th. The kings and Chums do love large Pink Articulated leaches, with some Flashabou or crystal flash. Big and Pink and you wont go wrong. As for the trout Kiwi muddlers, Sculpins and Black articulated leaches will get things working for you. DO yourself a favor do not camp at the confluence of the Nonvianuk and Kukaklek Rivers as it is a private Native property and the owner will be patrolling the river and kicking people off, and it kinda sucks after you get a camp set up and all cozy and they drive up and ask you to leave. Also stop by and say hi and if you need anything as I Will be at ALaska Trophy ADventures Lodge 6 miles below the confluence on the left all summer.
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@AleutianSteel gave your the straight scoop.

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Ditto that...

If you and your mates are planning 10 days for a private float then I would strongly suggest taking your time on down the river... camp at Nonvianuk lake for a night and fish the outlet for awhile... Also, spend the bulk of your time fishing in the Braids as it will be the easiest water for the four of you to spread out. Consider finding a nice camp with good water around it to layover for a couple days... less time rigging, more time fishing.

In addition Aleutiansteel's advice, be sure to try skating some mouse patterns!

good luck!
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