This year at Alaska West, our run of chum salmon came in a bit later than normal (don’t worry, they’re here in full force now).
However, our resident rainbow trout count on the conveyor belt of salmon flesh each season to fatten up for the winter, which on our river consists of mostly chum and sockeye salmon carcasses.
So what happens when the ‘flesh hatch’ is a little late? They find something else to eat! Just like everywhere else in the world, our trout are opportunistic feeders, meaning when times are tough, they’ll take what they can get.
Translation: Up to this point, we’ve seen more action on mouse flies than usual, and we think that’s pretty cool.
Sort of like this handsome, rodent crushing rainbow caught by our buddy and Alaska West guest, Tony Robins.
Nice fish, Tony!