by Michael Bales – Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge

What an amazing week of fishing here at ARL! – This week our guests landed LOTS of rainbow trout over 20 plus inches!!

The biggest fish of the week was 29″ with several 27″ and 28+”  fish to hand. The photos in this BLOG are dedicated to the Lake Iliamna drainage rainbow trout. Imagine a fish going into you flyline backing several times making incredible runs similar to that of a bonefish.  This is what these fish are famous the world over for!!  Blistering runs and high jumping acrobatics are the norm for these hard fighting rainbow trout.  The chums are spawning in the Kvichak, the Kings are spawning in the Naknek and the Silvers have started spawning in the Talarik – This makes for some really incredible trout fishing!! AND IT WILL ONLY GET BETTER in the coming weeks!


ARL Guide Mike Bales and John with some Kvichak Chrome!

We have also received another great video from one our recent guests shot in HD with some help from a drone and a few GoPro cameras!!  Check out the video here! Thanks to Chirs, Keith and the guys at 9Energy Group for taking the time to put it together.


ARL Guide Jose Marti and John H. with a Lower Talarik monster.


More Kvichak River chrome.

You can still look into what guests of ARL have been saying for years about their experiences in Alaska while staying with us on our website and more recent reviews on TripAdvisor.  We have also posted many more photos to Facebook  of our days fishing and flying around Alaska this season!!  Make sure to Like our page and share it with your friends, we would love to have you as a guest.

Dr. Dave with another beast from the Iliamna drainage with ARL guide Dac Collins.


Paul with another chromer from the Kvichak


Another excellent trout from the Kvichak for John with ARL guide Mike Bales

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A beast of a trout with ARL guide Jose Marti & Fred B.

As always, we are available anytime to discuss trip options or answer any questions you may have.  Just give Ron, Sharon or myself a call at 800-451-6198 or just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you!