Posted on September 13 2010
4 Things to Learn About Fishing Alaskan Rainbows From This Picture
- They like banks. There’s plenty of structure right along grass and tundra banks. Banks are undercut much more than you would think – giving trout a great combination of cover underneath the bank and access to food in the current.
- They like ledges. Same story, different kind of structure. Rainbows at Alaska West will often sit with their noses tucked right on the edge of a ledge – they get cover and soft water by holding in the deeper structure off the ledge, but they have easy access to (and a great view of) the food that tumbles off the ledge.
- Walking a boat through a run is a great way to target them. We do a lot of trout fishing on foot. We do a lot of trout fishing with the guide on the oars. But when we’re covering a really juicy piece of water (and one that’s not too deep), nothing beats the ultimate control that comes with the guide walking the boat down.
- Fishing in the Keys makes you a good caster. Captain Keith Robbins is the guy in the funny hat, throwing the nice loop, backhand too. He might guide in Puget Sound, but he also fishes a lot in the Florida Keys, and that’ll turn you into a real good caster.