Captain John McCloskey aka Dry Fly John describes what it’s like rainbow trout fishing in Alaska. He gives us a rundown on how to get there and what activities you can enjoy once you’re there. Find out what gear he recommends and the best times to go fishing in Alaska.
John also talks about what he’s been up to lately while guiding in Naknek River Camp – whitetail hunting and close encounters with bears and wolves!
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Rainbow Trout Fishing Show Notes with John McCloskey
02:43 – John was on the podcast for the first time at WFS 089
04:34 – John hunts for whitetail
05:36 – His largest rainbow at 36″ on the Naknek River
09:42 – Lots of close encounters with bears and wolves
10:28 – Naknek River is part of the Bristol Bay system – it flows west from Naknek Lake
18:19 – June 8 to the end of June is a good time to go fishing in Alaska if you want the numbers game or practice
29:21 – What you should watch out for and keep in mind before going out there in the wild
32:20 – John describes what it’s like in the camp – the lodge, cabins, etc.
34:15 – How to get to the camp
38:26 – John talks about the setup and gears he recommends
53:36 – Other types of species you can target in some other parts of Alaska
54:54 – The Katmai Trophy Lodge is also a part of the Naknek River Camp group – in the same entity owned by Jim Johnson
1:00:25 – Dolly Lama Fly
You can find Captain John on Instagram @dryflyjohn
Resources Noted in the Show
Book and plan your trip to Alaska at NaknekRiverCamp.com
Videos Noted in the Show
Related Podcast Episodes
Trout Spey with Capt. John McCloskey – Naknek River Alaska, Swinging Flies (WFS 089)
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Rainbow Trout Fishing Conclusion with my John McCloskey
John and I talked about rainbow trout fishing in Alaska – how to get to the Naknek River Camp and what you can enjoy doing once you’re there. We also talked about the most recommended gears and the best times to fish in Alaska.
Ever fished in Alaska? Tell us about your experience in the comments.