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Below the high Mountains where the Silver run

May 2nd, 2016 - steffen

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The biggest and meanest Salmon in the world – Forget anything else!

April 27th, 2016 - steffen

Chinook 132

Two rods available 25/6 – 2/7.

Chinook: Salmon Junkies offer the best Chinook weeks where you will be able to fish Skeena mainstem and select tributaries also in a full 6-day package, in company of some of the best and most hardcore BC guides available. In our search for the Biggest fresh Chinook Salmon in the world we target Classified water like Kalum, Copper, together with Skeena and Kitimat rivers for Chinook averaging 20 to 50 pounds and ranging up to 80 pounds, and beyond. (The biggest Skeena Chinook have been known to reach 100 pounds!). The Classified Copper river is a classic, mid-sized fly fishing stream with miles of great swinging water and boulder and cobble runs. The Copper hosts a prolific run of Chinooks and extremely hot early returning Summer-Run Steelhead. The Kalum (also Classified water) is a mid-sized river that holds fish tight to its seams and offers a chance at truly large Chinook beyond 50 pounds. The Kitimat is a small to mid-sized river with cobble and gravel pools well-suited to swinging flies Fishing for these powerful fish please make sure you bring a serious fly reel with min 300 meters of fresh backing line or be ready to have your butt kicked hard.

Lars 30 pound

What to expect

Besides having the hottest, strongest Chinook in the world, there is so much to describe that is part of the total experience at the Skeena. We hope that we with our small films will give you a flavor of what to expect from this remarkable place.

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For more information please contact Steffen Juhl – sj@salmonjunkies.com


The one and only – Ekaluk River in Arctic Canada

April 25th, 2016 - steffen

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One rod available D.20 – 29 August (Filming week) (Sold)

The Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) is found in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters all across the northern hemisphere. It grows to an exceptionally large size and is especially abundant in northern Canada and in the clear and unpolluted waters of the Canadian Arctic. Nowhere does it grow to a larger size than in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region of the Canadian Central Arctic. Superb fishing for Arctic char can be found throughout this vast region, but truly special among hundreds and hundreds of rivers and lakes is the little known Ekaluk River in the Cambridge Bay area of Victoria Island.

THE EKALUK RIVER – The Ekaluk originates from Ferguson Lake and empties into the Arctic Ocean in Wellington Bay. It is the principal migration route for Arctic Char returning from the ocean to inland spawning grounds in and around the lake. A medium-sized river with many rapids, runs and pools, the Ekaluk is fishable along its entire length and ideally suited for the true Salmon Junkie. Fishing the Ekaluk is now a yearly event and a guarded secret for a number of repeat guests from all over the world. To minimize environmental impact, to safeguard the well-being of the fish stock on the river and to provide for a pleasant and uncrowned fishing experience, the number of anglers per week on the Ekaluk river is limited to a maximum of only twelve rods.

THE FISHING – What can I expect to catch when fishing a river teeming with large and very aggressive sea run Arctic char? – The fish start to trickle in from the ocean by mid-August each year, and during a couple of weeks well in excess of 80.000 silver bright fish (DFO Statistics) in absolute prime condition enter the Ekaluk river. Landing two, three or even four big char per hour (yes, per hour) is “the norm”. The average char measures between twenty-seven to thirty inches in length and weighs in at around eight to ten/eleven pounds. A great number of char are between thirty and thirty-three inches in length. Be prepared to battle such twelve to fourteen pound char 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 and are landed every season.

CAMP EKALUK – Thirty minutes by float plane from Cambridge Bay and located on a bluff overlooking the river estuary, Camp Ekaluk is a true wilderness camp consisting of four 12 x 12 guest sleeping cabins plus staff/guide quarters, a separate mess hall/kitchen, hot shower and outhouse/pit toilet.

The camp location offers a stunning view of the surrounding landscape and beyond to the fabled Northwest Passage. From camp, guests are within walking distance of all river right fishing beats in the five miles between Lake Ferguson and the estuary.

The camp generates electricity and cabins are all wired with an overhead light and 110V outlet. For warmth, cabins are equipped with thermostat controlled propane heaters. (Propane supply limits use to evening prior to sleeping and morning after waking.)

Each cabin accommodates three guests and features three sleeping platforms with pads. Water for drinking and washing comes from the river and each cabin includes a water jug and washing dish. The mess hall/kitchen accommodates all guests and staff/guides in one sitting and serves as a social gathering place in between meals. A satellite telephone, as well as an HF radio provides reliable communication to the outside world, if needed.

Join us for a unique adventure and opportunity to test your experience and skills against the King of All Northern Game Fish – the Sea run Arctic Char.

One rod available D. 20 – 29 August – During the same week we are going to shoot a film about this epic destination

For more info contact Steffen Juhl – sj@salmonjunkies.comIMG_0931


Another big Skeena Buck

April 20th, 2016 - steffen

Another big Skeena Buck. Clive Witton with +20Lb Kalum Sheelhead caught yesterday. Salmon Junkies Red Hat party tonight I guess

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Salmon Junkies support “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” together with Patagonia

April 20th, 2016 - steffen

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Off for Bosnia together with Patagonia Europe to support “Save the Blue Heart of Europe”. A campaign Patagonia support via their 1% For The Planet Program.

April 23rd we will participate in a protest 2½ h. hike to Medna hydropower plant. Read more about the campaign here: http://www.thecleanestline.com/2016/03/save-the-blue-heart-of-europe-the-balkan-rivers-story.html

The main goal of the Balkan Rivers Tour is to highlight the ‘dam tsunami’ issue* and to put pressure on Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to declare Vjosa river as National park and make a case for other rivers in the region. Balkan Rivers Tour and paddlers are starting on April 16th and via 6 countries, 18 rivers, 11 events and in 35 days, ending the Tour in Albania on May 20st.

Issue* From Slovenia to Albania – 11,000 river kilometers are in pristine, or near natural state, and another 17,000 river kilometers are in good, or satisfying morphological condition—this represents 80% of all river kilometers in the region. 69 species are endemic to these rivers; they live here and nowhere else on the planet. These rivers are especially famous for trout species like the Marble, Softmouth and Prespa. But the most outstanding fish of them all is the Huchen, or Danube salmon, a globally threatened species that lives only in the Danube basin. There are more than 2,700 hydropower plants planned for the region. The entire river network is at risk; not even protected areas, or those hosting endangered species, will be spared. Approximately 113 dam projects would be inside national parks, another 133 inside Natura 2000 sites and many more in other protected areas.


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