by Michael Bales – Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge
In our last few BLOGs we described the fishing season as viewed through the eyes of Alaska Rainbow Lodge, including Bristol Bay and Katmai National Park with my recommendations on the various fisheries. We covered the Early Season(June thru early July), the July fishing, and August through early September fisheries over the last few months. This BLOG we look at the late season in the later part of the month of September.
For die-hard Trophy Rainbow fishers, the last weeks of September are exponentially the very best that Bristol Bay and the surrounding watersheds and tributaries can offer. Our resident Rainbow are available at any time during our season but come September, the Big Guns come out of the shadows. I’m talking HOGS here! Sockeye Salmon are spawning or, in most cases, spawned out. The Chums and pinks are leaving nothing but flesh and carcasses, and the Silvers are finishing their annual routine.