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Alpine Creek Lodge

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Alpine Creek Lodge - Arctic Grayling Fishing
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,500 to $2,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $500 to $1,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

The Alpine Creek Lodge is open year round and offers a well-rounded set of adventures including top Arctic Grayling fishing. The lodge sits at mile 68 along the Denali Highway. Guests of the lodge have choices between rooms, luxury suites, cabins, or you can rent the entire lodge.

The lodge is a multi-story lodge with a rustic charm and comfortable furnishing. Meals are served family style, and the large common room is perfect for telling fishing or hunting stories.

Fishing with Alpine Creek Lodge

The first thing you should now is that you will likely not see other fishermen. The Clearwater Mountain Range creates some of the best rivers for trophy Arctic Grayling. Guests can fish with a spinning reel or with a fly fishing setup.

Grayling season begins June 1 and runs through September 15. The best time to fish for Grayling is during the month of July when they peak. Guests fish for Salmon along the Gulkana River as a day trip. The Salmon season on the Gulkana River is from June 1 through September 15th. Other fish you may encounter includes the Lake Trout and Burbot.

Burbot is freshwater cod-like fish. The long and lean Burbot often feed at night. When you look at a Burbot, they look like a cross between a catfish and an eel. They are neither. They are, in fact, related to the ling cod, which is also not a cod. The world record Burbot weighed 25 pounds and two ounces and was caught in Canada. That may be because few fishermen in Alaska target the Burbot. Everyone wants to fish for Salmon. If you are looking to break the Burbot world record, This could well be the lodge that helps you do that.

The Sail Fin Graylings

The Arctic Grayling is a member of the Salmon family. You can expect some of the same tenaciousness from the Grayling that Salmon have. A trophy sized Arctic Grayling may grow to 18 inches. Fly patterns for Grayling fishing include wet flies with an egg theme to them. These little darlings of the Alaska fishing scene feed on a variety of things, but especially on Salmon roe. You can fish all day with a 4, 5, or 6 weight rod, usually in the 8.5-9 foot range. The weight forward floating lines work well. Fly options include dry or wet flies in the 12, 14, 16 size range. Dry fly patterns include the Black Gnat, Elk Hair Caddis, the Royal Wulffs, and the Adams.

Other adventures include ice fishing, hunting, and Adventuring.

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5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on November 6, 2023
  • Where to begin... everything you could possibly want away from the crowded shorelines. Very remote, diversified, entertaining, epic views in every direction, such a variety of activities to partake...
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My favorite blessing & find!
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Reviewed By on September 13, 2023
  • I can not rave about these people enough! I stopped here for lunch, traveling the Denali Hwy solo. I made friends, from other guests to the wonderful people working this amazing place. I ran into...
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Nice break from being in the freezing rain.
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Reviewed By on September 9, 2023
  • My husband & I gave up trying to stay warm by our wet campfire & sleeping in the Jeep while out hunting & fishing the Old Denali Highway. Luckily, Alpine Creek had a room available. We got warm & dry...
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