The fishing in 2013 was among the best I’ve seen in over 10 years as the head guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge. I hope our beloved guests enjoyed every moment vacationing and fishing with us.

Let me take a few moments to thank all of our outstanding guides, pilots, chefs, housekeepers, maintenance crew and owners for their professional approach to serving the guests of our lodge throughout the Alaska fishing season. This year was about as perfect as you could ever hope for in the wilds of Alaska. To accomplish this, it takes a team of professionals, a little bit of luck with the weather and lots of cooperation from the fish!

In the coming year, we plan to stay in touch with you on a regular basis through this electronic newsletter. And we’d like to ask you to follow us on Facebook. Please don’t hesitate to share your favorite fishing stories and pictures with us on our Facebook page as well! It’s just one more way to keep our passion for fishing fresh and alive when we are not on the rivers and streams of Alaska.

Let me also ask just one more thing from all of you. Please take a moment to go to and write a review of your experience at Alaska Rainbow Lodge. Your review will help others, just like you, make Alaska Rainbow Lodge their destination of choice in the years to come.

I look forward to seeing all of you in 2014. Thanks for staying in touch and if you ever have any questions, feel free to send me a note through this newsletter.

Best to all,

Michael Bales