Naknek River - Bristol Bay, Alaska Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Naknek River - Bristol Bay, Alaska Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Throw big streamers in the rapid section should catch some nice trout. Silver Salmon are in the river. It is also a pink year so there are ample amounts for pink salmon to catch.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Naknek River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Crystal Creek Lodge

Water flow: 3000 cfs

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Best section is in the rapids, with some rainbow trout being caught up top of the river. Kings are still good right in front of the lodge. Silvers are starting to show up along some of the banks.

Best access point: Come to Crystal Creek Lodge and jump in our boats to go up the river.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

No predictable/productive hatches on the Naknek River. Naknek Rainbow Trout forage on either salmon-generated food sources (fry, smolt, eggs or decaying flesh) or other predatory food sources (sculpins, lampreys).

Fish species: Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: June to October

Nearest airport: King Salmon, Alaska (AKN)

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Naknek River Description

The Naknek River has world-renowned Rainbow Trout and salmon fishing. The River is 35 miles long between Naknek Lake and the Bering Sea. Most fishing takes place in upper 15 miles of the River beyond the reach of tide water. The Naknek River is a swift flowing, dropping from an elevation of 34 ft. at Naknek Lake to sea level in 35 miles, yet the greatest drop is within the top ten miles of the river as it cuts ...

Techniques & Tips

Jump in a jet boat and take it up river. Throw on a bead and drift through the rapid and canyon sections over spawning kings.

7-Day Forecast

The kings and pinks are staging in the rapids. It won't be long till the rainbow fishing really heats up in the rapids.

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