Deshka 6-25 pm

I fished a early afternoon group starting at 11:00 due to the early am trip.  I fished with 3 young boys and their father.  The 6 year old hung a 24 pound fish on the first drift.  It was an epic battle, with the 52 pound boy winning. The second fish was a 22 pounder caught by Dad about 6 minutes later,  The third and fourth fish were about 15 pounds and 11pounds each caught over the next 50 minutes.  The morning and afternoon trips today were lots of fun for everyone involved including the guide!

Deshka 6-25 am

I fished the Deshka with two guests today.  The water level was good and the fish were moving.  We caught one king salmon, 18 pounds, on the first drift.  We had it in the boat at 6:04.  We hooked another fish 10 minutes later but had to wait until 7:05 to hook and land the second fish. There are lots of eagles and shore birds on the river and a report of a brown bear two days ago.


Deshka 6-24 am

I fished with four guests today, we hooked 5 king salmon on salmon eggs, spinners and plugs.  We only managed to land one of the fish a 17 pounder in good condition.  The Deshka is very busy and the number of fish below the weir is getting smaller daily.  Lots of birds today, no moose or bears.


Deshka 6-22 am

I visited with another guide, he had a group of three and boated three Deshka kings by noon today.  The fishing continues to slow and the water temps are still very warm.

Deshka 6-21 pm

I fished with a family of four today, we landed three king salmon 19, 20 and 12 pounds.  We had a few other bites but the fishing was very slow when the sun was out. We saw lots of eagles, shore birds and a beaver.

Deshka 6-21 am

I fished a group of two today, we caught two king salmon.  One client choose to release a 7 pound fish and did not land another fish.

Deshka 6-20pm

I fished with a group of four in the afternoon.  We caught 4 king salmon on eggs.  Three were 17-22 pounds and the other was a 5 pound fish. Fishing was tough as the sun slowed the bite down.

Deshka 6-20 am

I fished with a group of two today, we caught 5 king salmon, three jacks and a 20 and 23 pound fish.  The boat traffic was almost nil and the fish would bite.  The water remains warm and low.

Deshka 6-19 pm

I fished with a group of four this afternoon.  We caught one king salmon on eggs, fishing was very slow and the water is very warm.

Deshka 6-19

I fished with a group of four in the am. We did not catch any large kings but did catch two jacks.  Boat traffic has increased today.

Deshka 6-18

I fished the Deshka with 8 clients today.  We brought home 6 fish that were 18-24 pounds and also caught 4 jacks.  The fishing was slow due to boat traffic and warm water temps with fish bitting during "quiet" stretches without boat traffic.


Little Su 6-17 am

I fished a cold morning today with two clients, we had one bite and landed a 19 pound fish.  The river closes tonight and we will be fishing the Deshka this next week.  I hope to report better fishing but am skeptical.

Little Su 6-16 pm

I fished with three clients this afternoon.  We had 5 bites, three light jack hits and two normal bites.  We brought home two jacks


Little Su 6-10 to 6-14

King fishing has been slow.  We are getting 3 to 5 bites per trip and it appears that 2 of them are likely jacks.  The river will close Friday night at 11pm as per an EO from ADF&G.

On the bright side we will be fishing on the parks highway, the Kaswitna River was a good spot the other day as i fished it with two other guides on a scouting trip.  The other Highway streams are likely to produce fish as well this weekend.


Little Su 6-9

Greg fished today with a group of three. They hooked three and landed two (34 and 15 lbs.). Saw moose, ducks, many shorebirds and bald eagle on the river. Fishing seems to be improving. We still have some openings if you want to catch king salmon call Lori 745-1712!


Little Su 6-8

I fished today with four clients.  The water was dirty today and this made for tough fishing.  We had 6 bites, fought 4 fish landed two but let a 22" Jack go.  We also lost a large (30-35 pound) and Bright King as it jumped next to the boat. We saw Moose, Ducks, and a beaver.  I will not be fishing in the morning but will be back at it Friday.


Little Su 6-6-11 pm

I took Lori and the girls out for a short ride.  We saw a moose, Duck with ducklings, a beaver and a river otter. We also managed to hook and land a small 12 pound king while sitting on the anchor eating lunch. Talk about being excited, Kaylee fought it most of the way in after I saw that it was not a hog. The water was very dirty this afternoon, not sure if it is coming up or the boat traffic.


Little Su 6-6-11 am

Took a group of four out this morning.  The water was down a bit and had good visibility.  We saw several moose including one cow with a very small calf.  We had 5 bites today hooking 4 fish.  We lost two of the fish, one was a smaller king, slightly bigger than a jack the other looked to be a 25 pound fish.  The two we caught were 15 and 34 pounds.  Both fish were caught on K15 kwick fish.


Little Su 6-4

I fished the afternoon with two wonderful ladies in search of King Salmon.  The water remains high and muddy but the clarity was better in the afternoon than in the morning.  We saw several moose and ducks.  The fishing was slow but we managed two bites and boated both fish just shy of 6 hours.  Being persistent helps.  The fish were 32 and 34 pounds each and covered in sea lice.  I have a few openings left this week and expect the fishing to improve as the run progresses.