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

Recommended for You

Bass

Deep Cranking Confessions from the Pro's

John Neporadny Jr - December 18, 2017

Here's some important crankbait lessons from the big leagues.

Panfish

Dock Shooting Crappies

Matt Straw - July 03, 2018

Catch those weary crappie with this technique!

Recipes

Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad Recipe

This recipe for Steelhead Trout Niçoise Salad is heart healthy, paleo- and gluten-free...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

Multiple time FLW Costa winner Jessi Mizell is no stranger to catching big Florida bass on a popping frog. As he tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead, with the new 13 Fishing Omen Black baitcasting rod, the job just got easier.

New 4-Liter Dry Creek Gear Pouch from Simms

Outdoor Sportsman Group writer Lynn Burkhead gets new product details from Simms Fishing Product's John Frazier about the new waterproof 4-Liter Dry Creek Gear Pouch.

Giant Walleyes According To Calendar Periods

The search for big walleyes begins with an understanding of their nature, keying on prime locations during specific times of the year.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Other Fish

Must-Have Striped Bass Tackle

Rick Bach - May 04, 2017

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you...

Bass

Largemouth Bass Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 22, 2017

Check out this Largemouth Bass Length To Weight Conversion Chart, a simple and accurate...

Catfish

Catfish Pole Rigs

Richard Peterson with In-Fisherman - April 28, 2016

Pole lines illustrate the paradox of catfishing. At a time when excellent rods, reels, and...

See More Stories

More Master Angler

Master Angler

A True Giant

August 26, 2013

Joe Rottkamp Farmingdale New York (Written by Guide Clayton Schick)Joe, has been coming to

Master Angler

BIG BASS DREAMING

August 14, 2013

Jared Gibbs chillicothe Il This summer I have been throwing what most Bass fisherman in...

Master Angler

Alaska: Wild Things in Wild Places

August 26, 2013

Dennis Musgraves North Pole Alaska Living in Alaska allows me to go fishing the streams...

See More Master Angler

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×