When you plan your Alaska fly fishing trip to our lodge will determine which salmon species are available in Lake Creek. June kicks off with excellent grayling and trout fly fishing on dry flies and smolt pattern streamers. By mid-June water levels and clarity is ideal for king salmon fly fishing. We swing large streamers for kings up to 60lbs! Spey fishing is our primary focus when targeting king salmon on the fly mid-June through July 10. By mid-July large numbers of sockeye, pink, silver and chum salmon enter our river system. Silver, Pink and Chum salmon continues to peak through approx. August 25. Trout fishing peaks in early to mid June and again from late July through September. Aside from fly fishing lodge packages, we offer wilderness fishing float trips and unique trout and grayling fly out adventures!
Our Alaska fly fishing lodge offers a wide variety of Alaska Salmon fly fishing opportunities. King Salmon in June and July are very popular with world-traveling spey fishermen of intermediate to advanced abilities. Kings are large, strong fish and very well could be the elite freshwater fly fishing venue. Sockeye, Pink, Silver and Chum salmon provide non-stop fly fishing action for fly fishers of all abilities; novice to advanced. Spot fishing for large schools of these salmon species is something you must experience. Couple any of your salmon fly fishing experience with blue-ribbon trout fishing and you can expect lasting memories of your great fly fishing trip to Alaska!
Wilderness Place Lodge offers all-inclusive, guided Alaska fly fishing float trips. We raft the entire length of Lake Creek from Chelatna Lake on the southern border of Denali National Park to the glacial Yentna River. Our fly fishing float trips give you the ability to explore a 60 mile wild & scenic stretch of remote Alaska. Stray from the crowds to view wildlife, and enjoy superb fishing for multiple salmon species, rainbow trout and arctic grayling. Our pro guide staff fully caters to your every need and assists with every aspect of your adventure. Our float trips are offered for groups of 3 - 4 people per trip offered at specific dates throughout the summer season. Contact us to custom tailor your experience and maximize your time on this unique wilderness fly fishing adventure!
Lake Creek offers unlimited trout fly fishing opportunities. Our river is a perfect freestone, wadeable stream with much topography, gravel bars, channel breaks, islands, eddies, riffles and all the terms synonymous with blue-ribbon fly fishing. Trout fishing is very good summer-long, but the high points of the season are early to late June, late July, August and September. Request further information regarding our trout fly fishing adventures!
When fly fishing Alaska, it is important to have the correct combination of fly rods, reels and lines that will guarantee a successful trip. We enjoy the opportunity to fish a wide variety of salmon species and rainbow trout under a variety of water conditions throughout our river. We fish subsurface streamers and nymphs, dry flies, sculpins, etc. from shallow riffles to deepwater runs. It is essential to match the set up to the conditions as presentation is essential to productive fly fishing on Lake Creek. Below we give some suggestions of fly fishing set-ups that consistently work well for us at Wilderness Place Lodge.
|Fly Rods:||We use 14' 10 wt double-handed spey rods for kings. Other salmon species, 7 - 8 wt medium action rods suffice. Trout/Grayling: 6 wt, med. action rods.|
|Fly Reels:||For king salmon: a large-arbor reel with a strong drag system is crucial. For all other salmon, a 7-8 wt. compatible reel with a good drag system and sufficient line capacity for 100yds backing plus fly line. Likewise for trout, a good drag system in a 6wt compatible model. Ross, TFO and Lamson make great intermediate cost fly reels.|
|Fly Lines:||King Salmon: a straight running line with a variety of interchangeable sink tips are suggested. Rio T-14 can be bought in bulk and cut to length to fine-tune your ideal drift. Skagit systems are popular too as well as full sink tip lines such as a SA Bluewater Express. Other salmon, we us WF8 floating line; and sometimes an intermediate sinking line. Trout: pack a WF floater, a DT floater for dries and an intermediate line.|
Fly patterns for Alaska salmon and trout can vary widely. You can experiment with many varieties of flies and be very successful. We have assembled a condensed list of our standby fly patterns for each species which you can view via the above pdf links. In general, if you are tying your own flies for your Alaska trip, be sure to invest in good strong hooks for all patterns. This will greatly increase your hook and landing rate. Also be sure to tie a good variety of colors and sizes. As with all rivers, conditions can change regularly and certain flies no doubt work more successfully in some conditions versus others. Versatility is a key aspect of successful Alaska fly fishing.
Our Alaska fly fishing lodge offers custom fly fishing vacations. Lodge packages offer a comfortable family atmosphere, deluxe cabins, the best fishing, fine cuisine and customer service. We also offer custom all-inclusive Alaska fishing float trips. Book your 2014 Alaska fishing trip now with great early booking bonuses! Make fishing trip reservations today!
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|King Salmon||June 5 - July 10|
|Silver Salmon||July 18 - Aug 25|
|Chum Salmon||July 25 - Aug 25|
|Sockeye Salmon||July 13 - July 25|
|Pink Salmon||July 15 - Aug 15|
|Rainbow Trout||June 1 - Sept 10|
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