FISHING THE EKALUK RIVER

THE EKALUK RIVER - FINEST CHAR FISHING IN THE NORTH.
B & J FLYFISHING ADVENTURES OPERATES THE ONLY FISHING CAMP IN THE NORTH
DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO RIVER FLY FISHING FOR SEARUN ARCTIC CHAR.

SEARUN ARCTIC CHAR ON THE FLY IS OUR GAME, PERIOD.

 

 

 

 
 



FISHING THE EKALUK RIVER IS A COMPLETE FLY FISHING EXPERIENCE.
Virgin water in a pristine wilderness area. Space and solitude. A river teeming with very large and very aggressive fish.

The Searun Arctic Char, the King of all Northern Game Fish, readily rises to a variety of flys; streamers/wet flys, dry flys and/or nymphs. The Arctic Char fights with great determination, speed and raw/brute strength that challenges the angler and his tackle to the utmost.

Several of our Scandinavian guests, seasoned atlantic salmon anglers all, have made the following observation; “if these fish (the Ekaluk river char) could grow to the same size as an Atlantic Salmon, you would probably never land one!

 

 

 

“ I HAVE FISHED ALL OVER THE WORLD
AND WOULD RATE FISHING THE EKALUK RIVER
THE WORLD'S PREMIER FISHING EXPERIENCE."

Quoted from our repeat guest and globe-trotting angler,
Peter Harrison, Port Townsend WA.

     
 
 

 

Tackle/equipment normally used is that similar to what is used for Atlantic Salmon and/or Steelhead fishing - long and relatively stiff rods , single hand or Spey, quality reels with lots of backing. Floating and/or sink-tip lines in class 8 or 9 with 12 and 15 lb tippets are the norm. (No full sinking lines or shooting heads required). Popular Ekaluk flys can be purchased in camp.

Fishing is by “walk & wade” under direction of professional fly fishing guides. The river is divided into twelve different beats, all within easy walking distance from camp. Easy walking, safe and comfortable wading. Pool rotation on a daily (or twice daily) basis.

 

 

 



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THE SEASON ON THE EKALUK RIVER IS VERY SHORT AND VERY INTENSE.

The fish start to trickle in from the ocean by mid-August each year. The run then reaches its peak around the 20th/22nd of August and thereafter remains “heavy & steady” for the next three weeks or so. During a short few weeks, well in excess of 80.000 silver bright fish
(DFO Statistics) in absolute prime condition enter the Ekaluk river.

 

 
 

 

 

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO CATCH?

More and bigger fish than you ever thought possible! Two, three or even four good sized fish per hour (yes, per hour) is “the norm”.
The average fish measures between twenty-seven to thirty inches in length and weighs in at around eight to ten/eleven pounds.
A great number of fish are between thirty and thirty-three inches in length. Be prepared to battle such twelve to fourteen pound fish on a regular basis. Huge fish in excess of thirty-four/five inches in length, weighing sixteen/seventeen pounds or better are by no means uncommon....
To catch a NEW WORLD RECORD Arctic Char on the Ekaluk river is certainly within reach for the dedicated angler!

 

 
 
 

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THE EKALUK RIVER - FINEST CHAR FISHING IN THE NORTH.

CATCH AND RELEASE - SAVE OUR CHAR FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

 

 

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