RAINBOW TROUT FISHING
Trophy rainbows are the grand prize in Alaska. The gold standard is to break the 30-inch mark, and there is no better place to reach that goal than Rainbow King in late August and September. The rainbows begin fattening themselves on salmon eggs at the end of July and by September they’ve put on several pounds. Also, in September the ‘super’ rainbows move out of Lake Iliamna into the feeder creeks to fatten up for winter. Iliamna is the largest lake in Alaska and the September rainbows are often labeled “freshwater steelhead”. They are huge and usually, do not have the vibrant pink stripe the marks the river based rainbows.