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The Naknek River produces some of the largest and hard fighting rainbow trout on planet Earth. From mid-August until mid-October, we have the opportunity to catch steelhead-like rainbows that move into the river from Naknek Lake. During this time, you start to see the trout transition from eggs to eating salmon flesh. So, you can catch these giants via egg patterns below indicators and/or swung flies. This a fantastic time of the year for accomplished anglers to chase truly extraordinary 30+ inch rainbows. Every cast has the potential to be a fish of a lifetime.

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