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Crooked Creek Retreat

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Crooked Creek Retreat & Outfitters
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $1,500 to $2,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

The Crooked Creek Retreat Lodge is a mixed lodge. It offers both Saltwater sports fishing and Freshwater sports fishing to its guests. The lodge is situated just a few miles from the town of Kasilof, Alaska of the banks of the Crooked Creek. This is a central location that can put you on the mighty Kenai River in 15 minutes or on the ocean in less than an hour. This is a well-rounded lodge. Auntie Dorothy makes sure that you get all the fishing you want and then when you come back to the lodge you get the luxury and comfort from a crew that knows how to take care of its guests. Great food, great rooms, and phenomenal fishing. This is a Cabelas Outdoor Adventures Lodge, and it holds numerous #1 awards and ratings from guests who have come and lived the adventure. The worst part about Crooked Creek Retreat is going home.

Fresh Water Fishing Adventures

Kenai River and the surrounding waters are rich with fish. The options range from trophy rainbow trout to 100 plus pound King Salmon. The key is timing. There are a lot of clear water streams that feed into the Kenai River, and each of those is the home to some amazing fish. Expect:

'¢ Trophy Rainbows (up to 18 pounds)
Dolly Varden (impressive fighters)
'¢ Arctic Char ( beautiful on a dry fly)
Arctic Grayling (Smart, gorgeous, and fun)
'¢ Salmon: King, Silver, Pink, Sockeye, and Chum
'¢ Steelhead (Try those on a Pink Egg Sucking Leech fly)

The lodge supplies you with all of the equipment you will need including waders, quality rods, an awesome assortment of flies, lures, spoons and jigs. The trips include fly outs to Kustration or Wolverine and Big Lakes. The guides are experienced and flexible. It's your adventure you name the fish and they will help you to:

'¢ Find the fish
'¢ Teach you how to fish for it.
'¢ Show you how to fish for it
'¢ Help you land it.

There is a reason that the Crooked Creek Lodge has such remarkable ratings from its guests. The service is not just about you. It is about you and your fishing vacation. They leave no stone unturned, and they are masters of making you feel at home. While you fish, they make your fishing dreams come true. While you are recovering from fishing, they are spoiling you rotten.

Ocean Fishing Adventures

When you talk about Ocean fishing in Alaska, most people are talking about Halibut. Crooked Creek has halibut fishing and yes, you can do that too. However, the ocean is full of amazing fish, and most of them seem to be attracted to Alaska and the tidal waters around Cook Inlet. Expect:

'¢ Halibut - Chickens under 100 pounds and Barn Doors 100-1000 pounds.
'¢ Salmon Fishing - The massive Kings, Silvers, and Sockeye salmon all gather in Cook Inlet before heading up the Kenai River.
'¢ Sea Bass
'¢ Rock Fish (try those with a fly rod!)
'¢ Yellow Eye
'¢ Ling Cod (Monstrous Fighters)

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The absolute trip of a lifetime
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 20, 2022
  • My son and I just spent a fabulous week at the Crooked Creek Retreat and it was one of the best weeks of my life. From the first day, being greated by Dorothy, Lindsey and Remy the resident dog, the...
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Father-Son trip was AMAZING
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 28, 2021
  • Crooked Creek lodge is amazing!! That really says it all. Dorothy welcomed us and told us from before we arrived if we needed anything at all, just let her know and she would do her best. Before...
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Absolutely Awesome!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 16, 2018
  • One of the most if not the most enjoyable vacation of our lifetime. Dorothy and her staff are truly second to no one. The lodge, located three and half hour south of Anchorage on the Kenai...
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