The sockeye were still running up the Wak and swinging for socks was good. The fish house was working overtime to get everyone’s fish vacpacked and frozen. Some trout were caught nymphing but it should be real good when the sockeye start to spawn. The Goodnews river fished good as well with some nice kings and chums being caught. The Togiak was a bit slow. We got a few kings and chums and even some pinks but ya really had to work for it. Lake hops were solid with good numbers of lake trout and char being hooked. The Nush camp was taken down and hauled back to the lodge. We all thought it was a pretty good year out there despite the slow start and bag limits being cut in half there were some nice days catching Kings.
The sunshine arrived…..After weeks of fog, rain and wind we’ve had seven straight days of 65-75 degrees and sun. High water has retreated on the Togiak and the King fishing has gotten good. The sockeye run may pass the all time record for Bristol Bay so the swinging for reds continues to produce on the Wak. Chums and pinks have also been caught. The Nush is still getting some kings and our camp out there is still going. Lake hops have been beautiful with lots of char and dolly being caught.
Make some room in the Freezer!! The sockeye are coming home. The Nush was very good this week with folks getting to double dip with kings and sockeye pushing up the river. The weather still gave us some challenges with rain and fog. Some very cold wet days on the river but battling big kings is a great way to stay warm.
The Togiak water level is still real high and the fish are spread out so ya gotta earn out there but some nice kings have been caught. With nice weather coming up this week the Tog should really turn on. The Wak sockeye fishing is great along with some rainbows starting to bite. The char bite at the mouth of the Wak is also good.
So we’re making it happen! Happy guests are going home with some of the worlds finest salmon fishing from Bristol Bay…. We are looking forward to week 4……..
Bad weather brought the fish. The Nush was on fire for most of the week. Lots of kings and sockeye made their way up river and rods were bent all day long. The sockeye also pumped up the Wood river and the Wak fishing was primo. After a long morning fog delay the sun came out and the Wak was in top form. The Togiak was blown out and over the banks after the storm. We were able to find a few kings and jacks but overall it was slow fishing. The Tog needs a little more time but should be great fishing soon.
Well is started pretty rough…the king fishing on the Nush was extremely slow. The first few days out there were filled with yawns. We did have some great lake hops and some big rainbows were caught on the Igushik. Toigiak fishing was better but still not quite there. Then came the storm that we needed, high winds and some heavy rain. It was bad enough that we had a rain day but we took advantage of that and had a cornhole tournament in the shop which was lots of fun and some of the matches were real heaters.
The morning after the storm the sockeye arrived and were rolling all around the dock. Half the lodge went down the Wood river and everyone got their fish. Sockeye also poured in the Nush along with a bunch of kings so a great day was had by all. Thank you mother nature for the terrible weather!! It was a roller coaster week but we had the Mack Chase group here and they are a great group of guys and everyone left with a smile on their face.