Chum Salmon

Fly Fishing for Chum Salmon

Chum (dog) are the fourth of five salmon species to migrate from the open ocean up coastal rivers to spawn. Native to the northern Pacific, chum spawn from Oregon up through Alaska and along the northeast coast of Russia. They run with the higher profile coho salmon, but are larger and fight very well. Fresh from the sea fish are preferred because chum deteriorate rapidly once they enter freshwater. They can be provoked into taking dry flies. Most of the time, they hold in the deepest holes of the river. Chum average 10-15 lbs. and you might hook a 30 pounder.

Flies
Dry Flies, Egg Patterns, Streamers, Wet Flies
Approach
Boat, Boat + Wade, Wade
Fly Lines
Fast Sink, Floating, Slow Sink
Fly Rods
7, 8, 9
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Guides

  • Rainbow River Expeditions
    Norman Haynes
    101 E. Hygrade Lane
    Wasilla, AK
    99654
    907.373.2975

  • Classic Alaska Charters
    Captain Rob Scherer
    PO Box 6117
    Ketchikan, AK
    99901
    907.225.0608

  • Emerald Water Anglers
    Dave McCoy
    4015 Meridian Ave. N.
    Seattle, WA
    98103
    206.545.2197

  • Trout Salmon Saltwater Adventures
    Bruce Roberts
    #104 2nd Ave WestBox 1183
    Cochrane, AB
    T4C 1B2
    888.843.1484

  • LynnHescock Guide Service
    Lynn Hescock
    P.O. Box 1066
    Chiloquin, OR
    97624
    541.783.2548

  • Little Stone Flyfisher
    Bob Triggs
    Box 261
    Port Townsend, WA
    98368
    360.385.9618

  • Seiad Valley Guide Service
    Wally Johnson
    P.O. Box 676435 Diamond J Rd.
    Seiad Valley, CA
    96086
    530.496.3291

  • STS Guiding Service
    Vic Carrao
    34827 Brient Drive
    Mission, BC
    V2V 6R8
    604.671.3474

  • The Northwest Fly Fisherman
    Steve Buckner
    P.O. Box 201
    Winlock, WA
    98596
    503.939.5819

  • Women's Flyfishing
    Cecilia Kleinkauf
    P.O. Box 243-963
    Anchorage, AK
    99524
    907.274.7113

  • Island Sportfishing Adventures
    Steve Paterson
    6575 Rennie Rd
    Courtenay, BC
    V9J 1V1
    250.338.9413

  • Sooke Adventures and Lodging
    Joen Nelson
    943 Denewood Place, Shirley
    Sooke, BC
    V0S 1N0
    250.646.2820

  • Flyfish Kodiak!
    Jeff Ruppart
    po box 4402
    kodiak, AK
    99615
    907.486.4206

  • Valley Fishing Guides Ltd
    Clint Goyette
    63-2704 Cheakamus Way
    Whistler, BC
    V0N 1B2
    877.858.7688

  • Ouzel Expeditions, Inc.
    Paul Allred
    PO Box 935
    Girdwood, AK
    99587
    800.825.8196

  • Adventures with Ex-Stream Fishing Guide Service
    Scott Blewett
    1040 Jenkins Ave
    Victoria, Vancouver Island, , BC
    V9B 2N7
    250.474.3619

  • CJ's Fly Fishing Adventures
    Chris Grieve
    15602 83rd Ave NW
    Stanwood, WA
    98292
    425.359.3137

  • All River Guide Service
    Scotty "Queets" Fierst
    West Wishkah Street
    Aberdeen, WA
    98520
    888.204.5327

  • Hitaluga Guide Service
    Jim Oliver
    PO Box 90611
    Anchorage, AK
    99509
    907.733.2874

  • Dreams on the Fly
    Dave Tucker
    PO Box 638
    Parma, ID
    83660
    208.861.2853

  • Creekside Flyfishing Guides & Outfitters
    Rich Youngers
    345 High ST SE
    Salem, OR
    97301
    503.588.1768

  • Chatham Strait Charters
    Glen Smith
    Lt. 17 Water St.PO box 8044
    Port Alexander, AK
    99836
    907.568.2227

  • Fly Fishing Guide
    Scott O'Donnell
    PO Box 143
    Seaside, OR
    97138
    503.738.9022

  • Alaska River Adventures
    George Heim
    Mile 48 Sterling HwyPO Box 725
    Cooper Landing, AK
    99572
    907.595.2000

  • Arctic Grayling Guide Service
    Reed Morisky
    P.O. Box 83707
    Fairbanks, AK
    99708
    907.479.0479

  • John\\\\\\\'s Guide Service
    John Koenig
    PO Box727
    Concrete,, WA
    98237
    360.853.9801

  • Topwater Charters
    Chris Bellows
    P.O. Box 224
    Neah Bay, WA
    98357
    360.460.7479

  • Alaska Rainbow Adventures
    Paul Hansen
    P.O. Boc 874570
    Wasila, AK
    99687
    907.357.0251

  • Alaska Fishing Expeditions, Inc
    Todd Hiibner
    Box 1006
    Girdwood, AK
    99587
    907-952-6855

Lodges / Resorts

  • Wilderness Place Lodge - Alaska Fishing Trips
    Jason Rockvam
    PO Box 190243
    Anchorage, AK
    99519
    907-733-2051

  • Naha Bay Outdoor Adventures
    Mark & Miriam Edwards
    P.O.Box 7482
    Ketchikan, AK
    99901
    907.247.4453

  • Chilaska
    Brad Roche
    P.O. Box 47039
    Pedro Bay, AK
    99647
    907.571.1502

  • Alagnak Lodge
    Tony Starkie
    P.O. Box 351
    King Salmon, AK
    99613
    800.877.9903

  • Goodnews River Lodge
    Michael Gorton
    P.O. Box 156
    Goodnews Bay, AK
    99589
    800.274.8371

  • Alaska West
    Mike Sanders
    200 W. 34th Ave., PMB 1170
    Anchorage, AK
    99503
    800.344.3628

  • Nanook Lodge on Stuart Island
    Larry Anderson
    # 9 Big Bay Rd.
    Stuart Island, BC
    v0p1v0
    250.287.0902

  • Northwoods Lodge
    Shan Johnson
    P.O. Box 56
    Skwentna, AK
    99667
    907.733.3742

  • Alaska's Wooden Wheel Lodge
    Lyle Carling
    PO Box 118
    Point Baker, AK
    99927
    888.489.9288

  • Fraser River Fishing Lodge
    Frank Staiger
    43037 Old Orchard Road
    Chilliwack, BC
    V2R 4A6
    604.795.7519

  • Glacier Bay Country Inn
    Kenneth Marchbanks
    P.O. Box 389
    Gustavus, AK
    99826
    800.628.0912

  • Anglers Arms B&B Fly-Fishing Hide-a-way & Upstream Adventures Guiding Services Inc.
    Todd Scharf
    8060 Coleman Street
    Mission, BC
    V2V 6R5
    604.814.2556

  • Alaska Sport Fishing Tours
    Eric Henley
    Mile 4.5 Northfork Rd.
    Anchor Point, AK
    99556
    907.235.2556

  • Rytful Adventures at Whale Pass
    Guy Fullhart
    5409 Overseas Hwy. #370
    Marathon, FL
    33050
    866.787.9676

  • Mission Lodge
    Dale DePriest
    5409 Overseas Hwy. #370
    Marathon, FL
    33050
    800.819.0750

  • Alaska's Anvik River Lodge
    Cliff & Cheryl Hickson
    PO Box 109
    Anvik, AK
    99558
    888.362.6845

  • The American Sportsman Lodge
    Richard Andersen
    24715 Sterling Hwy.
    Anchor Point, AK
    99556
    907.567.3667

  • King PacificLodge
    Peter Lloyd Jones
    # 214 -255 West 1st Street
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7M1b3
    888.592.5464

  • Red Salmon Lodge
    George & Patti Heim
    Mile 48.5 Sterling Hwy
    Cooper Landing, AK
    99572
    888.836.9027

  • Dolphins Resort
    Sean Junglas
    4125 Discovery Drive
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 4X6
    800.891.0287

  • aimee's guest house
    aimee youmans
    po box 404 shooting star way
    gustavus, AK
    99826
    907.697.2330

  • Johnny's East River Lodge
    Jeff Lowenstein
    P.O. Box 434
    Yakutat, AK
    99689
    907.463.1288

  • Trembleur Fishing Adventures
    Michael Schneider
    PO Box 405
    Prince George, BC
    V2L4S2
    250.964.0511

  • Lake Marie Lodge
    David Wilson
    P.O. Box 210429
    Anchorage, AK
    99521-0429
    877.377.8440

  • Alaskan Adventures & Outfitters
    kevin blakemore
    p.o. box 200883
    Anchorage, AK
    99520
    888.461.2090

  • Fishmaster
    Jouni Rauha
    Kuokkakuja 8
    Raisio, FD
    21260
    358.400.824530

  • The Best of Kamchatka
    Will Blair
    P.O. Box 720206
    Redding, RS
    96099
    530.245.9338

  • Hydrus Expeditions
    Jimmy Balogh
    31433 Cardinal Lane
    Bingham Farms, MI
    48025
    630.215.5373

  • Ed Blank's Adventures
    Ed Blank
    PO Box 180446
    Boston, MA, AK
    02118
    617-427-4444

Fly Shops

  • Countrysport Limited
    Countrysport Limited
    126 SW 1st Avenue
    Portland, OR
    97204
    503.221.4545

  • Adipos Flytying
    Stuart Anderson
    4214 40 ave
    Edmonton, AB
    T6L 5T4
    780.462.3998

  • Ruddick's Fly Shop
    Malcolm & Kathy Ruddick
    1077 Marine Driver
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7P 1S6
    604.985.5650

  • Blue Mountain Anglers & Fly Shop LLC
    Rod & Gail McDougall
    1847 Westgate
    Pendleton, OR
    97801
    541.966.8770

  • Berry's Bait & Tackle
    The Berry Family
    14651 Westminster Hwy.
    Richmond , BC
    V6V-1A4
    604.273.5901

  • Reel Pure
    Eric Rathbun
    18334 NE 103rd Ct
    Redmond, WA
    98052
    425.882.0324