By Michael Bales – Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge

Another great week of fishing here this week in Bristol Bay at Alaska Rainbow Lodge.  We have been busy flying to great streams and rivers fishing for all that Katmai Park and the Alaskan backcountry has to offer.  We have had an EPIC last three weeks catching more trout over 24 inches than we have EVER caught in over thirty years!!  The salmon runs have remained strong making for some of the best trout fishing on the planet. In Ron’s words, “It’s the best I’ve seen in all of my years in Alaska!”  Many of our long term repeat guests, some of whom have been here twenty(20) times, have said 2014 was their BEST trip!  You can visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the past few weeks!

10 year return guest Clayton with one of his many trout from this week.

ARL guests enjoying the beautiful weather, great fishing and an Awesome fresh fish shore lunch at the Kamishak river

Mark and his father Don have been to ARL over twenty years and love catching the BIG rainbows we are known for.

Gage is only thirteen years old and this is his second trip to Alaska,a 29 inch rainbow trout like this will surely keep him coming back.

To read what a typical day at the lodge is like read “Daily Fishing Program” on our Website.  There is also a ton of information such as “When to Come” or “Rates and Travel” in 2015 located there.  If you are looking for a Premier Alaska Fishing Lodge, look no further than Alaska Rainbow Lodge.  There’s a reason we are the best – We have been doing it for thirty(30) years at this lodge!!  Ron Hayes and his wife Sharon are committed to ensuring your trip will be the best you could ever have.  All of our guides and pilots are veterans of Alaska Fishing and Flying and they will work hard to make sure you are comfortable and enjoy your stay.  When you return to the lodge, the inside staff including our chefs and servers will do everything to make your stay enjoyable.


Michael has been to ARL for the last 10 years and this is why!


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!