Chuitna River Fly Out

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Chuitna river or Chuit is a very unique river and a favorite for those that like to hike and explore.  Its rocky bottom and tannin colored water make it an ideal river for wade and fly fishing as its riffle, runs and pools mirror that of a more a traditional trout steam.  Supporting runs of both king salmon, silver salmon and pink salmon along with a resident population of rainbow trout, the Chuit is a target rich environment with enormous fishing potential.  We begin fishing the Chuitna is mid June for resident rainbows lurking behind spawning king salmon.  This remains good until mid July when the first waves of fresh silver salmon begin to flood the river.  These numerous and aggressive fish are easily seen in the Chuit’s gin clear flows and fishing with cured salmon eggs, lures and flies is all very productive.  This run normally peaks in mid August and the limit is three fish.

The Chuit is located on the West Side of Cook Inlet, northwest of Kenai and is a 40 minute float plane flight.  The river is located withing the Tyonik Indian Nation and thus requires a native transport to the river.  Please note that due to low abundance, the Chuit remains closed to all fishing for king salmon indefinitely.


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