The first to arrive in mid-June is the mighty Chinook (or King) Salmon. This big fish is generally taken on large spinning tackle. However, many flyfishermen have experienced the ultimate in angling adventure when a King has taken their weighted streamer fly.
The Sockeye (or Red) Salmon begin arriving the last week of July. By the first two weeks of August, you can stand knee-deep in the river surrounded by these swift, brilliant fighters! The moment a Sockeye strikes, the water explodes with dramatic action!
The last week of July and throughout August, the Tal is home again to the Chum and Pink Salmon. The Chum is a large, powerful fish and provides a thrilling contest. You will marvel at the sheer number of Pink Salmon which inhabit the Tal. Beginners and children will have a heyday when nearly every cast produces a strike!
The entire month of August finds the Coho (or Silver) Salmon entering the Tal. They are fresh, strong, and of perfect eating quality. The Silver will strike flies and lures with equal zest and are truly a sportfisher’s dream come true. These salmon are well known for their acrobatic leaps and sizzling runs for deeper pools.
Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling:
As the King Salmon begin spawning the last three weeks of July, anglers will find excellent Rainbow Trout fishing here on the Tal. Typically, the weather is warm and sunny, creating perfect water conditions for a memorable fly fishing experience!
During August and September, the Tal is teeming with large numbers of Arctic Grayling (averaging 14 to 18 inches) content to strike just about any fly or lure. Dry fly fishing on a sunny afternoon can produce outstanding results even for the novice!
Talstar Lodge’s mature and experienced guides are proficient in all forms of the angling arts. They are on the stream each day and are experts at river reading, fish locating, and casting techniques. Your guide will also transport you by jet boat to those “hot spots” not accessible by wading.
Our guides are anxious to pass along their knowledge and skills. Novice anglers can expect to receive lots of instruction and patience here at Talstar Lodge while experienced anglers will appreciate professional assistance.
Book now for the fishing trip of a lifetime. We promise to do everything we can to make your experience memorable. We hope to see you soon!