August 2013 Alaska Fishing update for Alaska Rainbow Lodge

August 7th, 2013|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge Another season of King Salmon fishing has come to a close.  The gear has been cleaned and stored for next year after what can only be described as an awesome season here in Bristol Bay on the Nushagak, Alagnak, and Naknek rivers.  The Nusahagk alone saw [...]

2013 Fishing Season July update for Alaska Rainbow Lodge.

July 26th, 2013|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge We've had another fantastic week of fishing here at Alaska Rainbow Lodge!!  In addition to the rivers in Katmai Park, our coastal fisheries are in great shape and producing some excellent days!  The weather around the entire Bristol Bay region has been beautiful with mid-day temperatures in [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]