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Alpine Creek Lodge

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Alpine Creek Lodge - Arctic Grayling Fishing
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 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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Heaven on Earth
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 29, 2021
  • What a wonderful place. The pie was delicious, the hospitality was amazing and the view? No words. We enjoyed talking with the owner and staff learning more about the lodge and life on the Denali...
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Fun and quirky lodge, totally worth a stay!
4.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 24, 2021
  • We were looking for a place to spend a night as a family along the Denali Highway, and Alpine Lodge was a big hit! It is NOT fancy: basic accommodations with shared bathrooms and food that won't win...
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A True Alaskan Adventure!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 16, 2021
  • The Bondy Family, Chrissy and Crew are awesome! Jennifer worked with us to help give us an amazing Alaskan adventure including picking us up and dropping us off at the airport! They even had a Jeep...
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