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Reel Angling Adventures

Bob Borgwat has been trout fishing since he was 12 years old, and has been guiding and writing about trout fishing for most of his adult life. As owner of Reel Angling Adventures, Bob has a great team of guides that are experts in fishing for rainbow trout throughout north Georgia, eastern Tennessee and North Carolina. Bob’s team holds more than 120 years of fishing experience and offers some of the best rainbow trout fishing experiences in the Appalachian Mountains.

Cotter Trout Dock

Arkansas’ White River is heralded as a bucket list destination for rainbow trout anglers and fishermen of all skill level. Cotter Trout Dock offers float trips down the North Fork and White River and excellent opportunities for rainbow trout fishing and simply soaking in the beauty of the Arkansas backcountry. Cotter Trout Dock has been serving clients since 1954 and is has some of the most knowledgeable guides on the Arkansas rivers.

Albemarle Angler

Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Albemarle Angler has access to more than 2,500 of public trout streams. As one of the best rainbow trout guides in this part of the country, Albemarle Angler takes pride in helping their clients refine their trout fishing skills and targeting trophy rainbow trout. Albemarle Angler also offers smallmouth fishing and trips for those looking to catch Virginia musky on a fly rod.

Winding Waters River Expeditions

Oregon is home to some of the most beautiful wilderness in the United States. Winding Waters River Expeditions specializes in taking their clients on unforgettable river adventures that feature some of the best rainbow trout fishing in the country. Fish in the legendary Hell’s Canyon along the Grande Ronde and Snake Rivers and you’ll see why this one is one our list of the best rainbow trout fishing guides for 2019.

Expedition Outfitters

There is nothing quite like the Texas backcountry and trout fishing guide Kevin Stubbs is one of the best in the business at making sure his clients enjoy every part of the Lone Star State’s wilderness. Expedition Outfitters offers float and fish trips along the upper and lower Guadalupe River, San Marcos River, Devils River, Llano River, and other spring fed streams. Clients have the shot at catching a wide variety of game fish along these pristine Texas waterways.

Mountain Angler Ltd.

Colorado is one of the most sought-after rainbow trout fishing destinations in the country—and for good reason. Visitors of the Middle Fork Ranch, located near Fairplay, Colorado can book a trip with Mountain Angler Ltd. to have a shot at catching some big rainbow trout. What’s even more attractive is the prospect of catching wild Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroats and Brook Trout in some of America’s most pristine waterways.

Ark Anglers

Ark Anglers Fly Shop and Guide Service is perfect for the beginner trout angler, as well as seasoned veterans in some of the country’s most beautiful wilderness. With locations in Salida and Buena Vista, Colorado, Ark Anglers has been one of the most popular fully guided fly fishing trips in this part of the United States. For the truly dedicated fly fisherman, a trip to Ark Anglers Fly Shop is definitely something that should be on the books.

Jimmie Jack Fishing

Alaska is widely heralded as “the last frontier.” Jimmie Jack Fishing is the perfect place to enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness areas. With a large luxury lodge situated on a lakeshore that offers breathtaking views, this is truly a rainbow trout fisherman’s dream. Embark on an adventure on the Kenai River and fish for giant rainbow trout, halibut, salmon and much more.

Jim Rusk Fishing Guide

There’s no shortage of beauty along Alaska’s Kenai River, but it’s hard to find a guide service as dedicated as Jim Rusk Fishing’s guide outfitters. Jim Rusk Fishing is well-known for monster fish and for going the extra mile to ensure their guests are pleased. One look at the size of some of these ‘bows and you’ll quickly realize that this is easily one of the best rainbow trout fishing guides in the country.

High Country Angler

John Dowdy enjoys trout fishing as much as anybody, and his expertise in the sport is abundantly clear to his clients who get to join him for a personally guided trip. High Country Anglers might not have a sizable staff of guides, but those who have fished with this service have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Simply put, High Country Angler offers outstanding rainbow trout fishing trips on Tennessee’s beautiful rivers and waterways.