by Michael Bales – Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge

We have started the season off here at ARL with some of the most beautiful weather we have had in a long time.  We are in our third week of fishing and the lodge is full of happy guests, some who have fished with us many times and some great new folks as well.  Daytime temperatures have been in the high 50’s to mid 60’s for the start of our 2014 season making for some great days of fishing for the King Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Arctic Char that Bristol Bay is known for.  Our Nushagak River King Camp is up and running with people catching some spectacular fish!

An Awesome early season King from the Nushagak River

Relaxing with cocktails in the gazebo after a great day of fishing.

We have also been fishing our other rivers in the area such as Lower American Creek, BigKu, Featherly Creek and Brooks river just to name a few.  All of our returning veteran guides – Jose Marti, Nigel Barrow, Michael Dragon, Dac Collins and Thomas Rodriguez know where to find them.  They have been guiding these waters for years and are experts at putting our clients on fish.
Fish On! – Bent rods on the Nushagak River

A great double header of lake trout and rainbow trout from the BigKu!

Don’t forget, we still have Ron Hayes’ old stories from the early days in Alaska up on the website, stay tuned for our next installment.  You can read them on our home page under “Ron’s Alaska Stories

Be sure to continue to stay in touch with us on Facebook, throughout this fishing season for constant updates with LOTS of fishing photos from Alaska Rainbow Lodge.  And finally, as always, you can call us ANYTIME to talk fishing or if you have questions about visiting us here at Alaska Rainbow Lodge on the Kvichak River in Bristol Bay.  We would love to hear from you!   We can be reached at (800)451-6198.