by Michael Bales – Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge

The 2014 fishing season is rolling right along here at ARL!  We have been flying all around the region with our guests enjoying all of the fishing the Bristol Bay region has to offer.  Each week things continue to change in our area rivers providing a great variety of  adventures every day.  Last week we fished for Arctic Char on the first day in a remote tundra stream, followed by King Salmon on the Alagnak for day two, Rainbows on the Kvichak on day three, Day four was Sockeyes on the Kukaklek and finally finished the week out by fishing for trout amongst the bears at the famous Brooks river!!  “What a week!!”


The sockeyes have started their annual migration and are flooding the area rivers and creeks including Brooks River, watch the action live at


Bald eagle taking flight on Lower American Creek

Kvichak River Rainbow Trout

Lake Iliamna Chrome Rainbow Trout



Rainbow trout are one of  the main species we target here on our home water – The world famous Kvichak River.

There is also a new video of King Salmon fishing at the Nushagak River shot by one of our customers during a great day with Nigel & Kurtis. You can check it out here

King Salmon fishing

ARL Guides Kurtis & Thomas preparing eggs for the King Salmon run on the Nushagak. 

King Salmon fishing in Alaska

Another Awesome King Salmon caught at Alaska Rainbow Lodge!

As Always, if you have any questions about visiting us here at ARL, we would love to hear from you, just give Ron, Sharon or myself a call.