Wading The Flats In Alaska For Lake Trout

A rare opportunity to chase lake trout on the fly in knee-deep water.

A few years ago, a couple buddies hit the road in June, searching for lake trout on the fly. They overheard whispers of a fabled smolt migration that provided anglers an opportunity to successfully fish the flats of interior Alaska lakes. This exodus of baitfish was said to bring the typically deep water oriented Lake Trout, into knee-deep sand flats. During the early hours of the morning you could find them violently attacking any baitfish imitation you could put in front of their face.

Needless to say it was an epic adventure and one they will not soon forget. It is amazing how many opportunities there are to chase fish with a fly rod in this great state, seemingly limited only by your imagination. Get yourself up to Alaska this year and check at least one of them off your "Must Fish List."

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