The Fishing

A typical day

Wild and Ready

Gear of choice, fly rod

We fish for trout. Giant rainbow trout!  In Katmai, rainbow trout are famous and we want to introduce you.

They are waiting for you

Average fish range from 16-24 inches, with 30"+ fish caught every year.

The time is now!

The growing season for these rainbows is very short, over three to four months, like the Alaskan summer.

Why are the rainbows so big?

Millions of salmon run every year through the three main drainages that Royal Wolf fishes. They are the main food source of rainbows, and their numbers make Katmai an ideal breeding ground for giant trout.


In addition to Rainbow Trout, Royal Wolf also encounters such species as:

Lake Trout, Dolly Varden/Char, Grayling and Sockeye Salmon. 


A typical day at Royal Wolf Lodge begins with a hot buffet style breakfast.  After breakfast you will have time to go back to your cabin, gather up your gear, put on your waders and meet your guide at the float-plane.  (You will have met your guide the previous evening and discussed where you will be fishing).  From take-off, you will enjoy a brief 10-20 minute flight over the Alaskan wilderness to your fishing destination of the day.  Then, depending on the size and circumstance of the stream or river you are fishing, you could utilize a jet boat, a raft, or simply walk and wade.


The Royal Wolf guide staff uses a wide array of fly fishing techniques including nymphing, dry flies, streamers, egg fishing and mousing.