Alaskan Northwest Adventure
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

Alaska Northwest Adventure Lodge is a remote lodge that sits along the Niukluk River. The lodge sits 75 on the Northeast side of Nome, Alaska and features amazing clear bottom creeks that are ripe with trophy Arctic Grayling. This is a tributary river of the Fish River and guests enjoy fishing all seven of the tributary rivers that Alaska Northwest Adventure fishes.

This is a remote fishing camp that offers guests a clean and comfortable stay. Your Hosts, Tom and BJ have lived in the remote areas of Alaska and raised caribou. They hunt and gather what they need to survive and along they way they share this lifestyle with guests who come to enjoy the outstanding fishing. Expect a warm and hospitable stay with amazing people.

Fly Fishing for Trophy Grayling

Guests are shuttled to fishing spots via a jet powered boat where they enjoy fishing for the "Sailfin of the North." If you are looking for Trophy Grayling this is the spot, but be warned, these are smart fish. The larger fish are smarter and because, as a species, they use a hierarchy to form feeding patterns in river systems you will have to temp the larger fish to strike. That is part of the fun in fishing for Grayling. Grayling like faster water, and they have good eyesight, so fish for them in the early morning, late afternoon and on cloudy days. They are visual feeders, but they like the darker pools and riffles. The best place to find the big ones is downstream of a rock or log. The object breaks the flow of the water creating a small, call spot where the fish lurk. The fast water offers plenty of food choices, so they wait for an insect to float by and then strike. They are bottom level feeders except when the aerial insects are bouncing the surface of the water laying eggs. A good tip is to check out the water surface when you arrive in a fishing location. If you see the small dots on the surface and a lot of flying insects in the air, the Grayling are probably surface feeding. If not, they are lurking in deeper water.

Fly Choice and Lure Choice For Grayling

To target the bigger fish use bigger flies. 1/2 ounce spinners or spoons is a good choice as the littler Grayling will not get hooked. Bigger flies #2's work well too. Think bright colored egg patterns flies such as the Egg Sucking Leech. These fish love salmon roe so flies or lures that imitate salmon roe work really well. The lodge does not supply all fishing gear, so be prepared to bring your own tackle, pole and waders.

This is a fly fisherman's paradise, though spin casters are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the richness that fishing with Alaska Northwest Adventure lodge offers guests.

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