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  • Any Good spots on the Lower Yukon?

    For trout fishing? Anyone know of any? I know there's a lot of grayling in the trib's of the lower yukon, but I've never heard of anyone catching rainbow's...anyone familiar with this area please chime in...

    I am getting interested in flyfishing & wonder if investing in some fly equipment would be worthwhile living on the lower yukon...

    Thanks in advanced!

  • #2
    Chances are the reason why you haven't heard of any good places for trout fishing on the lower Yukon is because there probably aren't any trout in the Yukon to begin with. The Kuskokwim is the farthest north river in the rainbow's native range. There should be Dolly Varden in the lower Yukon though, and those can be taken on a fly rod.

    Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Lower Yukon...Andreafski

      There is decent Pike, Grayling, and dolly fishing on the Andeafski Rivers.... There can alslo be very decent numbers of pink, chum, chinook, and coho... Not to mention abundant whitefish.

      The nearest Rainbow stocks are on the Lower Kuskokwim R... Kwethluk, Kisigluk, Kisarolik, Anaik all have heathy populations of rainbows....

      The mainstem Kusko may have some migration fo rainbows, In a fish wheel in 2005 ADFG caught a very nice 28" rainbow in June.

      For the most part these tribs have nice rainbows 18-24" w/ occational larger fish, most are also the famed Alaskan "leapord" bows.

      I am not aware of any tributary on the Lower Yukon that has Rainbows and as far as I know the Gulkana has the furthest North Population of Rainbows and Steelhead in the World.
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      • #4
        no bows in the yukon drainage except the stocked lakes near fairbanks and the stocked lakes in yukon territory. I'd suspect there are some monster pike, look for marshes off deep channels and cast flies that look like baby birds.
        I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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        • #5
          I used to live quite aways up river from you and fish the local tribs for dollies and grayling. They'll slam egg patterns like glo bugs, egg sucking leeches and babines, especially if they're following salmon runs, but they hit them pretty much any time.

          The pike in the lakes and side sloughs will hit pretty much anything fuzzy that hits the top of the water. Mice and divers work well on them.
          Now what ?

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          • #6
            What do shee's hit?

            I just bought a cabelas sweetwater combo off ebay, for cheap, it's a smaller, two peice, lightweight diameter rod, looks like it would be perfect for grayling, but not so much for Char or Shees, as it's a smaller rod...8 1/2' Rod for 6-7 wt line...the reel is a 567 Cabelas...

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            • #7
              What do shees hit?
              Couldn't tell ya. All I've seen and caught were in nets.

              Hey.........Cool sigline BTW. It speaks a lot of truth.
              Now what ?

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              • #8
                Stevelyn...

                yeah, I had to think of something for someone else's sigline I saw, but that dudes banned...oh well, it's still appropos...

                You fly fish?

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                • #9
                  Yes I do. A couple of buds taught me how to flycast in about 5 minutes back in the day when I was under Uncle's care and feeding at Ft. Wainwright. I've been hooked ever since. Still need to learn fly tying though.
                  Now what ?

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                  • #10
                    Sheefish eat other fish, so use streamers.
                    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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                    • #11
                      Im looking for same local advice on the lower Yukon River. Anyone out there willing to answer a few questions?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by huntforever View Post
                        Im looking for same local advice on the lower Yukon River. Anyone out there willing to answer a few questions?
                        Sure, just ask.

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                        • #13
                          Trout are certainly not the only fish you can fly fish. It's my goal to catch all of Alaska's game fish on an original fly pattern of my own. I'm at 29 species right now. I am quite sure that any species can be caught on a fly, and it's a ton of fun. I started a blog about it and done some you tubes if any one would like to see the flies and the fish.

                          Here's the blog
                          http://akflytyer.blogspot.com/

                          The you tube channel
                          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyT...y2KOcxdqpI_Btw

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                          • #14
                            Can a Non native hunt Native lands?

                            Im new here is there a way to send PM?
                            Last edited by huntforever; 3 days ago.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by huntforever View Post
                              Can a Non native hunt calista corporation lands?

                              Im new here is there a way to send PM?
                              Each corporation has their own policies, call them. Normally when they allow trespass, there is a fee for that. As I remember, Calista is one that doesn't allow trespass but you should call them.

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