North Pole Alaska
Living in Alaska allows me to go fishing the streams and creeks during late summer for wild rainbow trout in some locations that a still truly wild and isolated. Drifting beads in the current behind the spawning salmon with a flyrod is a very effective method used to entice the bite of eager rainbow trout and dolly varden. That is exactly what I was doing when this fish beast blew up on my blood dot bead, leaping several times and ripping line out. I was fortunate enough to have my line hold out and good thing I was using my 7wt flyrod. Head shakes and pressure went back and forth until I finally was able to tail the fish. What a giant rainbow! I used my rod to get an estimated length of 26 inches. Thrilled I landed the fish, and even better was having a buddy there to capture a photo and document the event. Cant wait for the next wild adventure Alaska brings me.
Species: Rainbow Trout/Steelhead
Date Caught: 08/24/2013
Kept / Released: Released
Region of Catch: Region 4
Length: 26 inches
Lure / Bait used: Lure | Peach 10mm blood dot bead