Dave Duncan & Sons Kanektok River Camps

Lower and Upper Camps + 90-mile Float Trips - The Kanektok also known as the “Chosen” is an unbelievable Alaskan river located some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage,  and flows through the majestic Togiak National Wildlife Refuge.

Dave Duncan & Sons

Alaska rainbow fishing

Dave Duncan & Sons have guided in remote Alaska for over thirty years. They feel fortunate to be located on one of the best, if not the best river in Alaska. Very few rivers have incredible fishing for leopard rainbows, all five salmon species, Arctic char, dolly varden, and grayling.
What makes the Kanektok River world-class is its fish-ability. With its many braids or side channels, it feels like a much smaller river and is ideally suited for fly fishing.
The Lower Kanektok Camp has better salmon fishing because they can fish all the way to the saltwater for fish that are fresh from the sea. They also have great fishing for leopard rainbow trout, Arctic char, and grayling. Typically, the Upper Camp has a little better leopard rainbow fishing, because the Upper Camp is the only power boat camp located in the Wilderness Area of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, and it is in the heart of the best trout water. They also have great salmon fishing along with Arctic char, and grayling.
The Duncans also offer a 90-mile Kanektok River Float Trip. Float trips are limited to eight guests, with one guide and two anglers per boat.

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Boats and Guides

Dave Duncan & Sons

2018 Season:  July 10 - August 17.
They use Willie powerboats to access the best side channels and stretches of the river. Guests will have the option of walk and wade type fishing or float fishing from the boats. There will be one guide and two anglers per power boat.
Their average guide has been guiding for them in Alaska for over six years and some as long as 20 years. Each day you’ll be teamed up with a different guide. Each guide has their own gems of knowledge and techniques to share.
“The guides were extremely helpful with fly suggestions, tippets, knots - whatever would make for a better experience. They would be quick to tie on your fly, or let you handle your own tackle.”
– Sandy Lockleer

Kanektok River Deluxe Base Camps


Their Upper and Lower camps have warm, dry tents, hot showers, and great fishing – right out the front door. The base camps have a spacious kitchen and dining facilities, as well as a large social tent. You can charge your phone, camera, Kindle or laptop in your sleeping tent.
The Duncans encourage family outings by offering discounts for children. Children 15 and under are half price. Their camps are equally popular with groups who want to conduct seminars in unforgettable surroundings. Reservations should be made as early as possible due to the popularity of these trips.

Click here for Kanektok River float trip.

Getting Here:

You'll fly from Anchorage, Alaska, to Bethel, about a one-hour flight. Alaska Airlines is the only major airline that flies into Bethel. From Bethel, you’ll take a 30-minute flight aboard Era Alaska to Quinhagak. When you land at the Quinhagak Airport, you’ll be met by the Duncans and the guides. They'll transfer your bags from the aircraft to the boats for your boat ride up river to camp — a 45-minute ride to the Lower Camp and two hours to the Upper Camp. Pack raingear for the boat ride. Airfare is not included.

The Duncans' Base Camp:

Whether you choose a Base Camp or a Float Trip, you'll stay in a very comfortable camp that has dry tents, hot showers, and great fishing — right out the front door. The tents in the Lower and Upper Base Camps are heated. The base camps are deluxe tent camps complete with spacious kitchen and dining facilities, as well as a large social tent. The sleeping tents are spacious, double-occupancy tents that will stay dry in any weather. The tents are snuggled amongst the trees. There are well-worn paths to the food tent, the outhouses, and the river.

2018 Rates:

Prices per person
Kanektok Upper River Base Camp
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
June 23 to August 25, 2018
Group size: 10 anglers
Kanektok Lower River Base Camp
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
June 23 to August 25, 2018
Group size: 12 anglers
$5,300.00 p.p.
Kodiak Island Steelhead Camp
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Sept. 9 to Oct. 14, 2018
Group size: 6 anglers

2018 Rates:

Kanektok River Float Trip
6-nights and 6-days guided fishing
July 10 to August 17, 2018
Group size: 8 anglers
Click here for Kanektok Float page.

Packages include:

Reception at Quinhagak Airport, boat ride to camp, guided fishing, use of rods, reels, fly tying materials, tent camping, all meals at camp, and all non-alcoholic beverages.

Packages do not include:

Airfare, hotels, and meals in Anchorage, fishing licenses, gratuities, or anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Kanektok Fish Chart

Kanektok fishing chart

Catch-and-release fishing

Dave Duncan and Sons rainbow

Kanektok River rainbow fishing

Kanektok rainbow

Carl Quertermus with Kanektok silver

Dave Duncan and Sons

Ron Gager with dolly varden

Kanektok dolly varden

Silver duo for Ron Gager and Mike Merritt

Kanektok silver salmon

Dry tents with solar power energy...

Dave Duncan and Sons tent camp

Dave Duncan and Sons

Dave Duncan and Sons

Prime rib dinner with the works

Prime rib dinner

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