There is a situation brewing out here on the Kanektok River, wanted folks to be aware of it. A guide service here on the river has been telling local folk that the Kanektok River is their river, and have even told local fishermen to move out of their way when they are trolling for kings and that the preferred spots on the river where locals subsistence fish are now their fishing spots. In my opinion this is very rude behavior and shows a total lack of respect for the host community and the people that live here.
Have even heard of their guides casting flyline out to passing boats, just barely missing the passengers in the boat with their flyhooks. This IMO is not proper river etiquette and it is dangerous when guides intentionally try to hit boaters with their hooks. This type of immature behavior on the river is uncalled for and is dangerous. I would not ever in my life recommend this guide service to anyone especially when they condone this type of behavior from their guides.