As a full service fly-out operation, at Rapids Camp Lodge we’re able to target trout in a bunch of really cool, dynamic fisheries around Bristol Bay. However, we’re extremely fortunate to be located on the banks of the Naknek River, home to some of the baddest rainbow trout in Alaska, making for one heck of a home river!
Naknek rainbows aren’t your average rainbow trout and here’s why.
- You Can Catch Them in a Bunch of Interesting Ways. Chasing pods of smolt-busting rainbows with floating smolt patterns and/or poppers, or swinging flies on small spey or switch rods in traditional steelhead fashion are two of our favorite (and even producive) ways to target trout on the Naknek, and we’re able to do a lot of it!
- They Approach Sizes That Rival Some Steelhead. Each year the Naknek is known for producing some of the largest rainbow trout throughout Alaska, some reaching sizes that leave anglers scratching their head asking; “Are you sure there aren’t any steelhead in here?”
- They Fight Really Hard. Hefty fish and swift current make up the recipe for one heck of a fight when hooking a Naknek rainbow. They fight long and hard, and we like it that way.
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