The Kvichak is the home of the Largest rainbow Trout in Alaska. These prized fish make the Kvichak their feeding and spawning grounds because of the abundance of food that is available from the spawning salmon. Each spring hundreds of millions of srnolt begin the journey of life by leaving Lake Iliamna. This provides for a huge food source for the hungry rainbows that survived a long cold Alaska winter.
The rainbows gorge themselves on these smolt. The spring rainbow fishing begins on June 8 and is excellent. For two guests to catch 30 rainbows in a single day is not uncommon. The fish average between 4 to 8 pounds in the spring. Once the sockeye begin to return at the end of June, the rainbows follow them up to the spawning grounds. This tends to slow the rainbow fishing a bit. But beginning in late August, the rainbows begin sliding back into the river to feed on the dying salmon, The fish will average between 10 to 14 pounds. These fish will put up such an incredible fight and jumping show. This is our trophy Rainbow time of year. You will have the time of your life.
These fish are awesome! Best fishing: June 8-28 and August 23-September 30.