The short flight from Bethel to Quinhagak
(pronounced Quin - A -Hawk) - about 30 minutes - really lets you
see how much water there is in the area. While most of the rivers
will have some fish, no river has the kind of salmon runs the
Kanektok has. Certain Alaska rivers are noted for prolific runs
of a specific species - like the Kings on on the Kenai for example,
but it would be hard to find any river that has the huge runs
of all the salmon species as well as world-class Rainbow fishing.
With so many fly out lodges, it's hard to have a quiet little
secret spot like this anymore. There is no shoulder to shoulder
fishing here - you are fishing in pure solitude. Another nice
thing about the Kanektok is there are no float plane fly in areas,
so they are not an issue.
The Kanektok River is the complete
package - the real deal.