Fly Fishing in Kodiak with Reel Extreme Alaska
The best way to head out to Saltery Cove, one of Kodiak’s favorite fishing spots, is by all-terrain vehicles. Reel Extreme Alaska has top of the line off-road vehicles to get you to the honey hole. We provide all the fishing gear needed to fill the ice box, or your can bring your favorite setup as well. We can even pick you up at the airport, hotel or B&B if needed.
What to expect on the trail when Fishing in Kodiak
The trailhead starts at the American River and continues about 16 miles until it reaches Saltery River, stretching for several miles in either direction. The rugged trail passes through creeks, mountains, valleys and a few mud holes. Alaskan wildlife always seems to be out and about, so have your camera at the ready. Commonly seen are Kodiak brown bear, deer, bison, fox, the American bald eagle, wild horses, mountain goats and of course tons of fish. Depending on the weather the trail can be dusty, wet, hot or cold. Be prepared, dress in layers and don’t forget to bring a rain jacket.
About Last Year’s Fishing in Kodiak
Alaska Fish and Game reported over 42,000 reds passing through the weir between mid June and early August. Long after the weir was down, we were still catching reds into September. Reds were found virtually in just about every deep hole, under shady branches and on every bend of the river. It’s always nice when you need to take along an extra cooler because ADFG raised the limit. The end of August, silvers started to make their run upstream. Through October these monster silvers were aggressively attacking our flies. Just about every cast we hooked into a battleship. These silvers were like torpedoes rocketing through the water, having no problem making the reel sing down to the backing. Can’t wait to see what this year brings!