There are five species of Pacific Salmon, and all of them migrate annually to the clearwater tributaries of the Kichatna River.
The first to arrive in mid-June is the mighty Chinook (or King) Salmon. This big fish is generally taken on large spinning tackle. However, many flyfishermen have experienced the ultimate in angling adventure when a King has taken their weighted streamer fly.
The Sockeye (or Red) Salmon begin arriving in mid July. By the first two weeks of August, you can stand knee-deep in the river surrounded by these swift, brilliant fighters! The moment a Sockeye strikes, the water explodes with dramatic action!
The last week of July and throughout August, these clearwater tributaries are home again to the Chum and Pink Salmon. The Chum is a large, powerful fish and provides a thrilling contest.
The entire month of August into September has some excellent Coho (or Silver) Salmon fishing. They are fresh, strong, and of perfect eating quality. The Silver will strike flies and lures with equal zest and are truly a sportfisher’s dream come true. These salmon are well known for their acrobatic leaps and sizzling runs for deeper pools.