In "Kenai Rainbows" Jon Haas travels north to the lower Kenai River in Alaska. He's out with guide Matty Lewallen from Drifters Lodge at Cooper Landing and they're looking for large Rainbow Trout or Steelheads which are the sea-run variety. After catching his first one on a spinner, Jon switches to a pink bead, imitating the Salmon eggs that the trout are feeding on, with a float strike indicator. This seems to work rather well. In addition to the 'Bows he also nets a couple of "Dolly Varden" or Arctic Char, very similar looking to the trout. Its easy to see why the Kenai is the most popular sport fishing destination in Alaska, its vivid blue melt water runs through beautifully rugged scenery and as well as these Trout there are two runs a year of King Salmon and Shinooks and in deed the world record King Salmon at 44kgs or 97lbs was caught here.
To watch Kenai Rainbows now, just login