2013 Alaska Fishing season – First month Update!

July 16th, 2013|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge Hello from the Kvichak River here in Bristol Bay Alaska! The first month of the 2013 Alaska fishing season is now behind us. And what a month it has been! We've had a great King season and the rivers are ALL fishing good. Brooks river dry [...]

Like No Other

February 13th, 2013|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

I came to Alaska before this great land became a state in 1959. The country was wild and wide open to development, exploration and adventure. If you were man enough, you could carve out a piece of the wilderness and make it your own. I built and opened my first fishing lodge, Iliamna River Outfitters, [...]

Streamside Dining With Alaska Rainbow Lodge

February 13th, 2013|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge   Imagine for a moment that you’re deep in the Alaskan wilderness. For the past three hours, you and your best friends have been fishing one of the most prolific trout and salmon streams in the world. You’ve watched bears harvest salmon, bald eagles soaring above [...]

30-Inch Trophy Wall

January 29th, 2013|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

It was about 1965. I was flying back from my hunting lodge on the Alaska Peninsula, buzzing along in my little super cub. It's a four hour flight in this little plane. About two hours into the flight, I needed to stretch my legs so I landed on a likely looking gravel bar. It was [...]

Life-Changing King Salmon on the Nushagak River

January 29th, 2013|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge Starting about June 15th –July 10th over 100,000 King Salmon will swim up the Nushagak River to spawn. These Kings are typically three salts, meaning they come in to spawn after three years at sea. We’ve caught Kings up to 50 pounds on this river. Last [...]