We fished with a different guide
each day. That is a great way to experience the Kanektok. Each
guide has his own little "secret" spots and techniques.
Actually they are not really secret as everyone is very willing
to share their knowledge, but they each have their own little
gems. The major runs, bars, holes, drifts all have names - like
"Monkey Island", "The Sushi Bar", "Oil
Can ", "Lovers Corner", "The Bull Pen"
or "The Teeny Bar" - to name just a few. Depending on
what species you want to target - your guide will suggest certain
There were so many Salmon in the
river when we were there - we had our choice between Kings, Sockeyes,
Chums or Pinks. The Kings were the biggest and the most tiring
to catch. The Chums were tireless fighters, eager to take the
fly and put up a fight like you wouldn't believe. The Pinks were
prolific, very easy to catch but the smallest of the Salmon. My
personal favorite was the Sockeye. A little harder to catch -
it might take up to ten casts per fish, but was worth the effort.
You could pretty much tell the kind of fish you had on within
the first few seconds of the fight - though not always. If it
exploded into the air and took off like a rocket to the other
side of the river - then jumped five more times, it was probably