When our Alaska guests think of June in the Last Frontier one species immediately jumps into their mind, the mighty King Salmon. This is for good reason. We love to target these beast with a range of different fishing techniques and are lucky to be able to do so on some of the best King Salmon rivers on the planet. It is often hard to convince our guests to take a break from targeting King’s in June but if they do, they are often rewarded with some of the best trout fishing of the year.
The trout in Alaska in the month of June are basically waking up from a 1/2 year hibernation. Simply put this means that they are hungry! They are not going to be very fly specific this time of year. June is actually one of our favorite times to fish a mouse fly. Later in the season the trout tend to key in on Salmon eggs or decaying flesh. Why would they move all the way up to the surface to eat when they can just sit on the river’s bottom and chow? Well in the month of June the sockeye’s haven’t laid their eggs and the only flesh left in the river is from the previous season. This means the trout will aggressively chase down a large rodent skating across the water’s surface.
For all the streamer enthusiast out there, the month of June has salmon smolt and sculpins spread throughout the river. This gives you another style of fishing that produces explosive takes and opportunities at large trophy fish. Don’t get us wrong, we love chasing King Salmon, but if you want to mix it up a day, target some trout! Honestly this wont help you rest your arm at all but you will be rewarded with some phenomenal trout fishing.
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