by Michael Bales, Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge

It is already that time of year again, It seems like just the other day we were swinging flies on the Kvichak and Naknek rivers for late season trophy rainbow trout.  Everyone has now returned to their homes in their various global locales to spend the off season with their friends and families anticipating another great season at ARL in 2014.

On behalf of Ron and Sharon, and the entire ARL staff, we wish you and your families a safe and HAPPY HOLIDAY season!  As reported in our last BLOG, there are big changes upcoming for this season at ARL!  New Generator, New Cabins, New Motor for the Wooldridge jet boat, New Stove and Flooring in the lodge, etc.. The list is of this year’s improvements is too long to mention.



As you know, we are actively booking the lodge for next season.  There are still some of the family trip options available for the early 2014 fishing season, as well as other timeframes for those wanting come later as the season progresses.  You can check out our “When to come” section on the ARL website if you are looking to target specific species.

Additionally,  we has been very busy posting photos and memories to Facebook, we encourage you to “like” us or “share” with your friends, families, and colleagues. We are kicking off our campaign to reach 1000 likes next week.  Be the 1000th person to like us and you’ll receive a special ARL gift package.   Stay up to date with recent information and updates at

Finally, as always, If you any questions about trip availability or open dates, you can contact Ron, Sharon, or myself anytime to discuss.  Just drop us an email or give us a call.  We would love to hear from you!