Kamchatka, more than any destination in the world, attracts adventurous single anglers. There is no surcharge to come alone.
Jet Boats are used to access the rarely fished middle sections of the Zhupanova, where most of the fishing is done on foot.
The Zhupanova River is home to the oldest, largest rainbow trout in Kamchatka. The average trout on this river is 24-28 inches, and trout over 30 inches are hooked almost daily in the river.
JULY - SEPTEMBER
July is the warmest month of the year in Kamchatka. By the last week of July the famous "Super" Kundzha, a sea-run char species found only in the Zhupanova River, began to pour in from the sea. They are big, powerful sportfish that take the fly well and put up a fight comparable to a king salmon or steelhead.
August is the middle of the season. Chum and sockeye salmon enter the river and the cycle of life is laid out in full magnificence. rainbows are targeted with mouse and streamer flies throughout the month.
September is fall in Kamchatka, it is the most photogenic time of year to be amid the sub-arctic taiga. Trout are taken with surface skaters and with "big nasty" leech and baitfish patterns. The latter, fished on a sink-tip line, become more important as water temperatures drop.
There are a few different ways to get to Kamchatka, depending on the season:
Direct Flights Via Alaska and Via Moscow or Seoul. However, we strongly recommend arriving a day early. This allows a chance to acclimate to the time change.
On a sample day you will have breakfast around 7-8 am, go fishing at 9am, then have lunch on the river and go back to the lodge at 6pm to get ready for dinner (around 7pm)