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    Would appreciate information on fishing in the general area of Dillingham. We will be based at a cabin north of Kenai but will have a Cessna (on wheels) so getting to the area is not a problem. Would like to fish for Kings and need info on places to land the plane, places to spend a night or two and information on where best to fish. Thanks much. Looking forward to summer as winter is still with us in northwest Colorado.

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    Sorry, but I don't have any Dillingham info for you
    But can I be your friend? Please??

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    Well when i think of kings in the dillingham area I think of the Nush look through the maps of strips I suppose and see what you can find?
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Portage Creek has a runway camping area and boat rental. Ekwok has a runway and Buck Williams has a cabin and boat for rent 907-464-3361. I would google Dillingham Chamber of Commerce and check out thier web site for places on the Nush. Hope this helps,

    George

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    Thanks for your responses so far. Very helpful.

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    Default Can't find a closer home base?

    Dillingham is NOT a hop-skip-jump from Kenai. If you want to fish BB, I'd try some kind of cabin swap or something in order to put yourself in the fish during the hot times. Lots of territory and weather between Kenai and BB for a small plane to contend with.

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    Appreciate your concern. Two of the three are pilots and one has over 20 years flying Civil Air Patrol so we fly very safe. We won't fly in questionable weather and we have a three week window to work with.

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    Default Sounds like you're in good hands.

    Might wanna take a tent anyway.

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    Everything you need to do this is available. You can fly into portage creek, and the one family that lives there (Chris Carr and company) either have old homes from when the village was kickin that are rentable, or you can rent a boat from him (no matter what you want a boat) and camp on native land. (The office to get your permits is about 1.5 miles south of portage creek on river right.)

    Best time to see kings is from June 15 until July 8-10...the most consistent times are from June 25 until July 4. Fly fishing is a little tough due to the water size, but eggs and backtrolling k-15's and 16's are obvious winners for max hook ups. Downtrolling teespoons at the slack tide is also effective. Definitely plan on spending a few days, it's a fantastic king run, the size is usually from 10 to 25 pounds for the most consistent range but over a couple of days you should break 30 pounds a couple times. Few real big uns (40 pounds plus) but when you can hook around ten per rod per day (average during a decent day)....who cares if they aren't Kenai pigs.

    PM me if I can be of any help.

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