Few fish species are passionately pursued by so many, and the wild Alaskan rainbow trout represents so much. They are hungry, explosive, moody, challenging, elusive and beautiful. Relative to the size and remoteness of our watershed, this experience may very well challenge some of the best rainbow trout waters in Alaska – and it just doesn’t get any better than watching these trout slam top water mice patterns!
The rainbow trout in this watershed range from 12 – 26 inches, with the median fish between 16 to 18 inches and some trout in the 20 – 24 inch range (26+ inches possible but rare). Fish are consistently taken on top-water mice patterns and streamers throughout the season. Large dry flies and nymph action is fairly reliable prior to the salmon runs. Eggs imitations, of course, are productive as well.
Don’t let the lure of a “30 incher” prevent you from experiencing this truly incredible Alaskan trout fishing… Yes they are out there, but they certainly aren’t as common as most places want you to believe!
Rod7 weight rod with medium-fast to fast action
ReelDurable reels with medium to strong disc drag and 150 yards of 20 pound backing
LineA floating line works well in most all conditions
Leader8 - 12 pound