From our "Traveling Angler" report in the Autumn 2010 issue. "We were poling down the edge of a mangrove-lined shoreline that fell off onto a sandy shelf on the flats of Turneffe Flats."
On the Nushagak
Travel advice is you book a trip to The Nushagak, Bristol Bay, Alaska
The low-down on trip planning to Mexico, the Bahamas and New Zealand from now through autumn and the holiday season.
Rapids Camp rests on the bank of the Naknek River, just a 15-minute drive from the King Salmon airport. It’s not the only game in town—there are quality fishing lodges sprinkled around southwest Alaska—but what separates Rapids from the other camps is it allows guests to create their angling agendas, versus being held to strict outlines.
- By: Jeremy Hatch
- and A. K. Best
"In 2006, Crystal Creek Lodge moved from their previous location of 18 years near Dillingham to a new home near the base of the Alaskan Peninsula, just outside of King Salmon next to Katmai National Park."
"Arctic char can be found in rivers along the north coast of the Northwest Territories and on the Arctic islands. Char are feisty fighters and commonly range in size from 5 to 7 lbs, although fish weighing 15 lbs are common in some NWT rivers..."
Anyone who understands the importance of water here in the West knows that the more we get, the better. But this general truth is easy to overlook: For many anglers, all that water typically means delaying spring fishing or at least seriously undermining one’s ability to catch trout.
"As spring progresses we look forward to the Mothers Day caddis hatch, followed by Golden Stones and then the famed Salmon fly hatch. The awesome thing about salmonflies is that you can start fishing them in May and follow them until mid- to late July depending upon the water you are fishing.
Our man on the road accepts the family-vacation challenge, works in some fishing and bests a few Colorado trout in the process. Here’s how.
"I called Scott Heywood at Angling Destinations (the guru of undiscovered fishing spots) who suggested going to Xcalak and a lodge called Costa de Cocos. Xcalak (pronounced in the Mayan as “ish kalak”) lies just inside Mexico’s border with Belize and has always been one of those fabled places on the outer edges of the map. "