The 2011 fishing season on the Mulchatna River is officially wrapped up. Our season started the first week of June with hungry grayling and rainbow trout lining the bank just below the lodge. The best pike fishing this year was also in June with post spawn fish readily attacking most any spinners or surface flies. Alaska department of Fish and Game recorded a stronger number of kings for 2011 than the past few years and the last week of June found us anxiously awaiting the first big push of bright kings. July proved not to disappoint as several holes close to the lodge filled with kings and many late nights were spent fishing the bank right at the lodge. The sockeye run this year proved healthy again and huge numbers ran up the Stuyahok and Koktuli Rivers drawing with them countless hungry trout. Some of the best wade fishing this year was spent up the Stuyahok and Koktuli fishing the upper stretches for sockeye and the tail outs for rainbows and Dolly Varden. Silver salmon never disappoint and this year was no different. For the months of August through September we enjoyed fantastic silver fishing just moments from the lodge. If you have never experienced fishing in Alaska come for silver season, 100 fish days, aggressive surface hits, multiple twisting jumps and bright red fillets.
A genuine thank you goes out all the fisherman who spent the time and money to visit us this summer. We encourage you to send us any particularly of your great pictures, to share on our website, from your trip and we hope to see you again next summer. Chet and I now shift our focus to next year and making final plans for the shows we will be attending this winter in Dallas and Harrisburg. Check back for show dates and booth numbers so you can come by and meet us and plan your fishing trip of a lifetime!