Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Alaska

Report at a Glance

General RegionAlaska
Specific LocationSkagway
Time of DayMorning
Fish CaughtSalmon
Conditions & HatchesHigh water

Details and Discussion

LeakybootsJanuary 24th, 2017, 2:07 am

Posts: 14
I made my first trip to Alaska last August. My wife and me flew in and did the land and cruise package. We were there 14 days. I got to go on a float trip on the Kanaei river with my wife who never fished with a fly rod. It was a nice trip but the water was high and fast. Sorry to say my wife didn't catch any fish but I got a dozen. Caught some on dry flies and caught my first Dolly.

On the cruise leg we stopped in Skagway and I booked a fly in Salmon trip. We took a float plane and landed in a bay at low tide. There was a small stream and the Salmon were running. There was 5 fishing with one guide. We used a small green streamer with barbless hooks. We all caught fish. I got three between 5 and 8 pounds with the biggest caught was a 12 pounder. The tide came in and the fishing slowed down. When the float plane came back we were standing on the last sand bar. The tide rose about ten feet. Caught my first Dolly and my first Salmon. Wish I would of had more time to Salmon fish. We used 8 weight Eco rods and couldn't believe how strong the fish were.
Will Shaver

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Hello
In Fishing Reports by Leakyboots
1Jan 6, 2017
by Taxon
Re: Denali
(2 more)

In the Photography Board by Wbranch
8May 1, 2014
by Wbranch
Re: Need an excuse to buy new rods
In Gear Talk by Barbaube
1Jan 15, 2020
by Red_green_h
Re: Big Ny stream browns and steehead
In General Discussion by Jhough03
1Nov 15, 2017
by Wbranch
Re: fly line recomended
In Gear Talk by Lltdeer
2Sep 21, 2018
by Lltdeer
Re: Hey, Jason
In General Discussion by Wiflyfisher
5Jun 26, 2011
by Wiflyfisher
Re: Am I being Too literal ?
In Fly Tying by FredH
18Oct 2, 2011
by Sayfu
Scouting Trip to Upper Jackson
In Fishing Reports by Dkinva
Re: yellowish possibly night hatching mayfly
In the Identify This! Board by Aafloyd
20Nov 1, 2011
by Jmd123
Re: Not Fly Fishing, but of great interest
In General Discussion by CaseyP
13Aug 25, 2010
by Shawnny3
Most Recent Posts
Re: The Coppler Creek canyon - some nice pics from last fall to help you survive the Apocalypse
In the Photography Board by Jmd123 (Partsman replied)
Re: My wild & crazy Flordia trip part 3: hotel room and other fun stuff
In the Photography Board by Jmd123
Re: I hope all of you doing well!
In General Discussion by Partsman (Jmd123 replied)
Re: Hyrnia operation
In General Discussion by Hunter1
Re: Selecting a reel
In Beginner Help by AllanM83 (Roguerat replied)
Re: Thunder Creek flies
In Fly Tying by Dbinmt (Wbranch replied)
Re: Trout Unlimited, who are they?
In General Discussion by Red_green_h (Rollcast replied)
Re: Furled Leaders
In Gear Talk by Ov10fac (Martinlf replied)
Re: Personal Best Largemouth
In the Photography Board by Summer_doug
Re: My wild and crazy trip to Florida & back while the world went crazy in my "absence"
In the Photography Board by Jmd123