Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge is located in one of the very best rainbow trout regions in the world. As a result, we are impassioned to take care of this amazing resource. Being in a trophy rainbow trout country, many of our guests are interested in having their trout measured for length (30-inches is the trophy standard at Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge). Careful handling and proper catch and release techniques are paramount to our freshwater fishing program, and part of taking care of our rainbow trout involves minimal handling while always keeping the fish wet.
We are able to get a fast and accurate length measurement on a big trout with our fish measuring boxes made out of very simple wood construction. A measuring tape is attached to the inside of the box and butted about against the wood bulkhead. This allows our guides to get a perfectly accurate length measure without overhanding the fish. In addition, our design has a 1-inch opening at the bottom seam that allows water to flow into the box while taking the measurement, keeping the fish wet throughout. These boxes are easy to build and they are a perfect solution for a quick fish measurement without doing unnecessary harm to your catch.