Alaska: Wild Things in Wild Places

Alaska: Wild Things in Wild Places
Alaska: Wild Things in Wild Places

Dennis Musgraves

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


Weight:

Lure / Bait used: Lure | Peach 10mm blood dot bead

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