Millions of salmon run through the three main drainages of Katmai National Park every summer.  Salmon are the main food source for the trout and animals of Katmai.  Their massive numbers, which have increased the last few years, make Katmai an ideal breeding ground for giant rainbow trout.  The average rainbow trout ranges from 16 to 24 inches, however we do catch 30+ inch fish every year.  The growing season for these fish are extremely short, with only 3 to 4 months to increase their size to sustain them through the long cold winter ahead.

We consider ourselves to be stewards of the land at Royal Wolf.  We want to support and see this wild rainbow population thrive and survive for many generations to come.  By fishing with barbless hooks and practicing catch and release we enable the next generations of  anglers to enjoy the same bounty as their ethical forefathers did before them. 


Find out more about the additional fish Royal Wolf encounters. 


Read about a typical day at Royal Wolf Lodge.


Learn about the different techniques  related to the seasons.