At Becharof Lodge on the Egegik River we’re fortunate to have access to some of the best coho fishing in the world, right out our door. Thanks to the gentile nature and physical features of the Egegik River, we’re able to fish for silver salmon a number of ways. While fishing cured eggs is a favorite approach of many anglers at Becharof Lodge, we also catch lots of silvers on spinners, lures, jigs beneath a float, twitching jigs, and of course, by swinging, drifting and stripping flies. Spey casters and popper anglers also love coho fishing on the Egegik River.

For the past few years we’ve been fishing BnR Soft Beads, but last season marked the first time for using their large 32mm beads. The 32mm soft beads were a huge success, and were the talk of the lodge for the entire six week season!

Below is a column written by longtime author and frequent visitor to Becharof Lodge, Scott Haugen. For more than 20 years he’s written a column for Salmon, Trout, Steelheader magazine, and this one appears in their June/July 2021 issue.

Enjoy the story, and come up and give ’em a try, we’d love to have you experience the true magic of coho fishing in this special part of remote Alaska with us. This season we’ll be trying out the new 40mm beads…stay tuned for a report, and good fishing!