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Closing up the 2012 season

October 4th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

Our last guests left a few days ago. My guides and staff are bringing in our boats and gear that were deployed on rivers spanning the Katmai river systems. Back at the lodge, crews are winterizing our motors, tanks, buildings, vehicles, waterlines and generators. At this time, Sharon and I are standing on our dock, [...]

What your guides do in the off-season

October 3rd, 2012|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge My guides have lived in close quarters for the past four months. They have worked, guided and fished every day since arriving at the Alaska Rainbow Lodge back in June. We are all growing old, but the best thing about that is we are all growing [...]

Legendary Week for Monster Rainbows

September 19th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

Trophy-sized Rainbow Trout fishing is red hot on the Kvichak River right now. These Rainbows are HUGE. On September 1, Steve Yanisch, our longtime client, caught and released nine trophy Rainbows ranging from 18” to 22”. Then he caught – get this – one 26”, one 27 ½” and a hard fighting, sassy silver Rainbow [...]

Why 2012 Was a Season to Remember

September 18th, 2012|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge Mother Nature works in mysterious ways. Our salmon runs were a bit later than usual this year. In early June, we stood on our docks staring at the water, wondering when the big runs would start. Let me tell you, we were anxious and tense for [...]

Rainbow Trout MADNESS on the Kvichak River and Bristol Bay area rivers!!

September 15th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge Greetings from the Kvichak River here in Bristol Bay Alaska! Alaska Rainbow Lodge Guide Michael Dragon and longterm client Kenny with a monster Kvichak Rainbow. What an amazing few weeks of fishing we have had here in late August and September! The rainbow trout fishing can [...]