by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge

Hello from the Kvichak River here in beautiful Bristol Bay!

The King Salmon fishing season is over here in Alaska as we move into August here at Alaska Rainbow Lodge, we will be chasing Silver Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Grayling in the coming months.  We have had an absolutely phenomenal King Season this year here in Bristol Bay.  The Nushagak River, The Alagnak River and even our home river here on the Kvichak have produced some really great fishing on the fly rod and conventional equipment.


Fly Fishing for Silvers on the Kamishak River with ARL guide Michael Dragon.


ARL Guest Franco Bonzani from Switzerland with a nice Chum Salmon on the fly!

The Sockeyes continue to make their journey to their spawning grounds where they will spend the rest of the summer making for some exciting rainbow trout action on rivers like the Moraine Creek, American, and the Kvichak River just to name a few.



Guide Tim VanGessel with another beautiful Kvichak river Rainbow trout.

As the season progresses Silver Salmon will show up in great numbers allowing for some great days on the water with the fly rod or spinning equipment.  The rainbow trout will also start to fatten up feasting on eggs from the spawning salmon in various rivers in Bristol Bay and the Katmai region of Alaska.  In some systems these Rainbow Trout will gain 40%-50% body weight on average in a very short time storing up for the winter!

I look forward to seeing you here in Alaska this summer for some excellent fishing here at the finest fly out lodge in Alaska – ALASKA RAINBOW LODGE.  Do not hesitate to contact Ron, Sharon or myself if you have any questions about the fishing or would like any information about visiting us this season or next year.

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