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Grilled Salmon With Salsas

Here at Rainbow Bend Lodges, we’re a do-it-yourself fishing operation situated in the heart of some of Alaska’s best salmon fishing. Because so many anglers who stay with us, cook fresh salmon for lunch and dinner, they are always looking delicious, failsafe recipes. Since the majority of anglers in our camp enjoy grilling salmon on the comfort of their own deck, outside their cabin, we thought you might enjoy some tips when it comes to grilling salmon. When it comes

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Silver Salmon Of Fall

At Rainbow Bend Lodges, we’re fortunate to have all five salmon species make their way up the Naknek River. On even numbered years, pink salmon enter the river; all other species make their way into the system every summer. Statewide, the silver salmon attracts more anglers to Alaska than any other. Their hard-fighting action, aggressive nature, fine table fare and abundance, make them a premier game fish. Silver salmon occupy numerous coastal rivers throughout Alaska, from Point Hope to the

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Alaska Sporting Journal Article!

Check out this article in Alaska Sporting Journal, by noted author, Scott Haugen, on fishing with us here at Rainbow Bend Lodges. This is the July 2017 issue of the magazine. Enjoy, and good fishing!

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Wood Chip Salmon

We get a lot of anglers from around the world taking home some of the best eating salmon on the planet. Be it sockeye salmon, silvers, king salmon or any other wonderful tasting fish from Alaska, we’re often asked about our favorite recipes. Here’s one that’s easy, versatile and tasty every time. Whether on the grill in the backyard, in a fire pit or on a bed of hot coals, the beauty of this recipe is the ease with which

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What Fishing Is All About!

In August, 2017, we had a full camp. In one cabin, a young man and his grandparents joined us. The boy’s name was Oliver, and soon he became the most popular person in camp. His smile was contagious; his ability to communicate with adults, beyond his years; his appreciation for the camp, eagerness to catch fish, see bears and experience Alaska, truly conveyed what everyone in camp felt. Outdoor writer, Scott Haugen, arrived in camp a few days after Oliver. Take

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Why Go Fishing In Alaska?

If you live out of state and are looking to travel to Alaska, there are several reasons why you should go. From a fishing perspective, the fact that Alaska offers what many consider to be the best fishing on the planet, is all the reason you really need. When planning your trip to Alaska, the key is figuring out what kind of fish you want to catch. If you’re a longtime veteran of fishing in the Last Frontier, then you

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Cedar Planked Salmon

Whether heading home from Rainbow Bend Lodges with boxes full of fresh sockeye salmon, king salmon fillets, or tasty cohos, we get many people asking how to cook it all. When it comes to catching large quantities of great eating, healthy salmon, you want to be sure and make the most of it. Here’s a favorite recipe that’s fun, easy and will keep you wanting more. The process of cooking food on cut wood dates back to Native American cultures

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Quick, Easy & Fun!

When it comes to fishing in Alaska, there are many options, and not all of them are expensive. We are located near the town of King Salmon, where you fly into on commercial airlines. There are no pricey bush plane flights to reach us, as we pick you up at the King Salmon, Alaska airport and drive you to our lodges on the banks of the beautiful Naknek River. From there, fishing for multiple species is only minutes away!

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Meet The Red Salmon

When it comes to fishing Alaska, perhaps the most famous scene is the shoulder-to-shoulder angling experience where the Russian River joins the Kenai River. Here, local, nonresident and alien anglers alike gather by the hundreds to test their luck on Alaska’s sockeye, or red salmon. The sockeye salmon is one of Alaska’s most important game fish. They range throughout rivers on the Kenai Peninsula, with the Kenai and Kasilof rivers being the most popular. Several rivers in the Bristol Bay

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