Kanektok River

The Kanektok River in Alaska


Located in Northern, AK


Kanektok River Fishing:

The Kanektok river is approximately 75 Miles in length and originates at lake Pegati and drains out into the Kuskokwim Bay. Renowned for excellent fishing the upper Kanektok river is generally access by float plane at Pegati lake and floated down to the village of Quinhagak. Several species of salmon run the Kenektock rive and there are several fishing camps along the river that offers alngers teh opportunity to fish Kenektock waters.


Salmonoid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon


Sockeye Salmon


Pink Salmon


Chum Salmon


When to Fish

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Salmon run the Kanektok from May till October. Seasons open at different times for different species thoughout the year.

**See Alaska fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

**See Alaska fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Tackle:

Standard drifting set up work well on the Kanektok, also other traditional gear such as spinners and spoons can produce great results.


Salmon Eggs, and Shrimp


Salmon Egg, and Shrimp


Fishing Tips:
Drifting roe or shrimp off the bottom or under a float are both effetive methods as well as covering water with spinner or Spoons, Twitching jugs can be the ticket as well.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Sniper. Pretty much all by yourself!

Kanektok River Fishing Access:

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