One of my favorite fishing trips is the early runs over in the Lake Clark National Park on the Ultimate Expedition venue. We get some pretty big fish. The largest one I can recall a client landing was caught on a fly rod and was 43 inches and I’m sure it exceeded 25 pounds. Reliable fishing from late May through about June 20 for fish over 36 inches is the rule, and I pretty much expect a fish around 40 inches or a little bigger on every trip unless we just don’t get lucky. Excellent Grayling fishing is accessible at the same time of year and it’s also the best fishing for Lake Trout on the Ultimate Expedition. I do have some places where we can fish for hammer handles all the way to the end of the summer, but it’s not the same as catching those big spawning pike off of the beds.