Summer is fast approaching (trust us, it is), and our Alaska operations are gearing up for another fantastic season.
There’s no way we could sum up all the reasons we love Alaska in one post, but one of our favorite aspects is the incredible variety of species we’re able to target each season. There’s no question, Alaska is home to the most diverse freshwater fishery on the planet, and we really dig it. In a nutshell, our typical season looks something like this.
- June. Big, bright, king salmon, mingled in with amazingly aggressive chum salmon, along with rainbow trout, dolly varden and Arctic grayling, all hungry from the winter thaw.
- July. Easily the most diverse month of the season, king salmon continue to push though the beginning of the month while the chum run becomes even more prolific. Sockeye and pink salmon also make an appearance, along with a greater push of dolly varden and Arctic char. Massive rainbow trout continue to grow even bigger as the earliest run of the season’s salmon begin to break down. Silver salmon even start to show up at the end of the month.
- August. Silver madness ensues! While at the same time, trout continue to gorge on salmon eggs and flesh, making for some of the best fishing for massive leopard rainbows of the season!
- September. Silver salmon continue to push, but September is known by most for its trophy rainbows, and each year the largest trout of the season are caught during September.
That’s a lot going on over the course of a season, but between our fixed base tent lodge, Alaska West, and our fly out operation, Rapids Camp Lodge, we’re able to access a huge part of what Alaska has to offer! And better yet, we still have quality spots available!
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