Join us for our 4th Annual UWOTF Alaska Fishing Adventure. This year we’re mixing it up with a new location and focusing on education. We’ll have 7 nights/6 days fishing on the “Chosen” Kinektok River on 7/19/20 – 7/26/20. The iconic Kinektok River is well known and fabled for the opportunity to catch 5 species of Pacific Salmon as well as the ability to fish for resident Leopard Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Grayling. Be prepared for the fishing trip of your life.
Famous for it’s wader-friendly gravel bars and fishing with a two-handed rod, you won’t want to miss out on the chance of daily education and catching fish. Host and Instructor Heather Hodson will have daily “after dinner” education presentations both hands on and classroom based. Amazing fishing, pristine scenery, comfortable lodging, good food, shore dance parties and rock hard abs from laughing so much! We will arrive into Quinhagak Alaska on Sunday 7/19/20 and depart Sunday 7/26.20. This package includes 7 nights (all inclusive) including lodging, all meals and 6 10hr days of guiding. We will be guided 2 anglers per boat, per day.
This event is on an ALASKA FISH BUM Budget. As most probably know Alaska is one of the most expensive fisheries around. We’re beyond proud to be able to offer such an incredible adventure for this price!!
Guides and single anglers will be rotated with different fishing partners each day. Assignments will be announced at dinner each evening. Heather will make every attempt to fish with a different angler each day.
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Event Dates – Arrive to Alaska West Lodge Sunday 7/19/20, fish Monday through Saturday, depart on Sunday 7/26/20.
UWOTF Host – Heather Hodson
UWOTF Host Email and Phone Number – [email protected]
UWOTF Host Phone – (509) 999-6317
Lodge – Alaska West Lodge through Deneki Outdoors, https://www.deneki.com/alaskawest/
Lodging – Comfortable, Casual Accommodations in a Deluxe Tent Camp Lodge. Alaska West operates a fixed base tent lodge located in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, 5 miles upriver from the Alaska Native village of Quin, on the banks of the Kanektok River in far western Alaska along the coast of the Bering Sea.
Location – Quinhagak is a coastal community located in the southernmost reaches of Kuskokwim Bay. It is 425 miles WSW from Anchorage, 75 miles due South of the hub village of Bethel and 190 miles WNW from Dillingham.
Sleeping Accommodations – 2 anglers per heated tent. Each will have their own bed.
Fishing Days – Monday July 20th – Saturday July 25th 2020, 6 days guided fishing.
Fishing – Two Anglers per boat. Mostly boat fishing unless requested to spey fishing. Guides and single anglers will be rotated with different fishing partners each day. Assignments will be announced at dinner each evening. Heather will make every attempt to fish with a different angler each day.
Targeted Fish Species – Leopard Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Grayling, Chum and Pink Salmon. King Salmon still might be in the system and Coho might come in a little early.
Fishing Techniques – Single hand and double hand rods. Rainbow, Dolly’s and Grayling’s will be caught with a combination of indicator fishing with a bead, streamers and mice. Salmon can be targeted with streamers. Boats are used in several different ways. While fishing for salmon you might fish from the boat. Anchoring up and swinging or stripping flies can be very effective. Fishing for trout can be done from our boats as well. Both seats are removed and your guide rows you down river ‘drift boat style’ and you cast while floating. This method is a wonderful way to see the river and cover water. While fishing from the boat is fun, most anglers also choose to fish from the wader-friendly gravel bars. This is where the jet boat shines! We can also run over very shallow water and access many small side channels that can be hiked up and fished from shore with your guide.
Boats – Boats are 16 to 18 foot flat-bottomed john boats and are powered by 40 HP jet outboards. Each is equipped with bow and stern anchors, two swivel seats and life jackets. A cooler is on board to store lunches and drinks.
Fishing Equipment – Rods/Reels and all the Tackle are Provided by Alaska West. If you prefer to bring your own, then 6-9wt single handed rods and 3-5wt Trout Spey and 5-7 Spey Rods.
Cost – Discounted Rate of $4,950.00 per/person, plus estimated $850 charter (full retail rate is $6595). A single angler can join at no extra cost!! ** Guide and Camp Staff Tips are NOT included. **
Deposit – 50% payment on the trip price is due 14 days after receiving the invoice, final balances are due 60 days before the trip. Contact Bryan Burke to secure registration. [email protected]
Cost Does Not Include – Flights to and from Anchorage Alaska. Lodging in Alaska 7/18/20. Charter Flight from Anchorage to Quinhagak $850.00. Alcohol and Alcohol Transportation Fee. Tips, Alaska Fishing License. Tips should be 15-20% of the non-discounted rate. Suggested weekly tip for all guides and camp staff is $1000 – $1300.
Closest Airport – Fly in and out of Anchorage Alaska. We will all fly to Quinhagak Alaska together in a chartered plane.
Tentative Daily Schedule – A typical day starts at 7:00 AM with a buffet-style breakfast. At this time fixings are put out for you to build yourself a custom-made lunch. You’ll meet your guides at the boats at 8am. You’ll fish from 8am to 6pm. Appetizers are at 6:30pm and dinner is served at 7:30pm.
Additional Information – Guides and single anglers will be rotated with different fishing partners each day. Assignments will be announced at dinner each evening. Heather will make every attempt to fish with a different angler each day.
Tentative Itinerary for Fishing Days – (times subject to change based on weather, fishing schedule, and guide)
- Breakfast 7am
- Meet Guide at Boats 8am
- Fish from 8am – 6pm
- Appetizers 6:30pm
- Dinner 7:30pm
DISCLAIMER – This is a Drama Free Trip. We will be getting up EARLY on our fishing days. There are several factors to a successful day of fishing. We cannot control the weather or fish behavior but we can control the amount of education and fun both UWOTF provides. United Women on the Fly trips are about education, the experience, socializing and having FUN; catching fish is the cherry on top. Each angler will have their own bed in a shared tent. You and another angler will share a guide each day. We will rotate all of the guides and single anglers each day. Assignments will be announced at dinner. Alaska West is comfortable and offers casual accommodations in a deluxe tent camp lodge. The sleeping tents are clean, heated and the food is good. There is wifi available in the lounge tent. Please note that this tent camp is in REMOTE ALASKA and as wifi can be good, it can also be slow and unreliable. The Kanektok is a remote fishing camp with incredible fishing opportunities, you won’t regret this trip!!