“Ok, maybe that is something one of the Bahamian guides once said, however, tailored here for some epic looking water we find at Alaska West. There is nothing like the abrupt stop of the boat and your guide hopping out into the shallow riffle and says, ‘get ready.’ This picture here is precisely the set up that you see played out several times a day when fishing at Alaska West for trophy leopard rainbows.
When you see this type of water, the heart starts pumping and its time to pull out the junk and let that giant piece of flesh tumble over the ledge into the conveyor belt of food these trout are eagerly waiting to inhale. On this day, head guide Ben West did just that. He hopped out and held the boat in the perfect spot and walked us down the edge of the drop-off resulting in several great drifts keeping our flesh and bead rigs in the zone. The outcome was a half-hour slay fest crushing rainbows. It was so good, I walked all the way back up just to get a photo of it.” Words and Image from our good friend, Matt Vaughn.
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