ANC - Alaska
June to early October
8 rods per week
Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Greyling…
Located in Bristol Bay on the shores of Intricate Bay, Lake Iliamna, Alaska.
Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Greyling, King, Sockeye, Chum, Pink and Silver Salmon
SEASON OF OPERATION
June to early October
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
Guests will need to fly into Anchorage on the Sunday, where you will stay overnight.
Unlike larger commercial lodges, Rainbow Point lodge is small and personable. You’ll think you’re staying at a good friend’s log cabin retreat that just happens to double as a professional fishing operation. At AKRPL, you will enjoy an unrivaled standard of personal service and attention throughout the duration of your trip. They offer the finest accommodations available. Relax in the main lodge with your friends as you retrace the day’s adventures. Mark and Brad would like to introduce you to the mystical land of Alaska - a place where modern man is still able to step back in time and experience the rugged, awesome beauty of prodigious mountain peaks separated by rivers and streams. All the amenities you’d expect in a fine hotel are here - electricity, heat, hot water and daily maid service. Spacious master bedrooms with wall-to-wall carpeting and private baths offer the utmost in comfort and convenience. After an exciting day of fishing or sightseeing, a good night’s rest in one of the comfortable bedrooms is hard to beat. Enjoy world class cuisine in a comfortable dining room. Gourmet meals are prepared to perfection by a professional chef. Each day you’ll be fed a hot meal on the river. Each evening you will also enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres in the living room, with a magnificent view of the sun setting over Lake Illiamna. Take some time to relax . From the comfort of a glass enclosed lounge you can watch the majestic brown bear comb the shoreline in an endless search for food.
Angling capacity is 8 rods per week.
Most of the fishing out of Alaska Rainbow Point Lodge is done on the lodge’s “home waters” - the Upper and Lower sections of the Copper River, and the Gibraltar River. With the use of the lodge’s Cessna 206 float plane, guests are also able to access rivers that include the New Halen, Talarik, Kvichak, Nushagak, Mulchatna, Moraine, Funnel, Battle, American, Kamishak, Amakadori, and the “Cone”. During the trophy trout fishing seasons (Spring and Fall), guests travel from all corners of the world to target enormous rainbows that can exceed 17 pounds. These are native rainbows in a stunning, unspoiled environment. During the late summer and through the fall fisheries, the Salmon provide a tremendous food source for the trophy Rainbows, Arctic Char, Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling and Dolly Varden. This area is the only designated Trophy Trout fishery in Alaska, so if you are looking for the largest rainbows on the planet, Rainbow Point Lodge is THE place to fish. Although the rainbows are resident fish, the peak times to fish for them are from June 8th (Opening day) through the first week in July and then in the fall from the first week in September through the end of October. Alaska Trout Fly-fishing is the lodge specialty. The trout fishing guides are all very experienced in all aspects of Alaska Trout fishing: Dry flies, streamers, top water mousing and egg or bead fishing.
JUNE - Early season conditions can vary at this time depending on the “size” of the previous winter. A big snow pack produces high water, while a light snow pack means low, clear conditions. Either way, this is a great time to target rainbows in the Illiamna region. Coming out of their winter dormancy and spawning period, the rainbows are awake and on the feed.
JULY - One of the largest sockeye salmon runs found anywhere in the world occurs in this region in July and early August. The sockeye salmon - rated by many anglers as the strongest salmon pound for pound - will make for countless fish fighting memories. The nymph and streamer fishing for rainbows is decent during this month, with many of the larger fish taken on bugger and sculpin patterns.
AUGUST - The month when the rainbow feeding frenzy begins! The sockeye are beginning to spawn, leaving a scent in the water that ignites the voracious appetite of the rainbow trout. As the spawning continues throughout the month, more and more food is in the river. The big rainbows from Lake Illiamna will continue to stack up in area rivers, offering anglers the best chance of the year for a true trophy. This is also silver salmon time, with the run beginning in early August and finishing in September.
SEPTEMBER - Probably the best month in all of Alaska to really go after trophy trout. While the weather can at times be challenging, this is when the largest numbers of big lake rainbows come in to area rivers. The fish have been feeding throughout the summer months, and they know this is their last chance to pack on weight for the long winter ahead. The rainbows are still extremely aggressive on salmon eggs and will chase a flesh fly with reckless abandon. The fish know that winter is near, and they will not hesitate to gorge themselves on anything that passes in front of them. Experience world class sport fishing in the heart of some of the most breathtaking scenery Alaska has to offer.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
Rainbow Point Lodge has great equipment that really enhances the angling experience. There are 4 river jet boats, a Cessna 206 float plane, large cabin boat for longer lake runs to other rivers, and rafts for drifting Fly-fishing only
Guests will fly into Anchorage and stay overnight there before heading out to the lodge the next morning. The flight from Anchorage to Iliamna village leaves early Monday morning. The Rainbow Point Lodge float plane will be waiting to take guests from the village to the lodge and guests can expect to be fishing that day.
Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle international and domestic airfare, overnight accommodations in Anchorage, as well as a host of other services relatied to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 for assistance.
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Canadian, British, EU and Australian citizens only need a valid passport for entry to the United States. No visa is required.
RATES FOR 2016-17
$6,995 USD per person