The Flats

Fall is an excellent time for fly fishing in Alaska. First of all, the crisp autumn weather is reasonably comfortable. The fall colors will begin to peak, offering a diverse array of reds and oranges across the landscape—plus, no mosquitos. Secondly, there tends to be less pressure from eager anglers as the tourist season wanes. Most importantly, however, fall marks a heightened abundance of Alaskan rainbow trout coming through the Kvichak River. Some of the world’s largest specimens make their way from Bristol Bay and on to our hooks as winter approaches. It is not uncommon at Alaska Rainbow Lodge to see guests consistently reel in rainbows exceeding 28 inches. With that in mind, we’ll give you an inside look at one of our most coveted fall bounties: the Alaskan rainbow trout.

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