Lake Creek, Alaska Fishing Calendar
One of the first steps in planning a trip with us is to consider the species of fish you would prefer to target. When you visit our lodge determines what species of fish will be available. Reviewing our Alaska salmon run chart helps to map out your options. Our remote river system receives strong runs of 5 Alaska salmon species each summer. Here is a breakdown of our historical peak fishing periods for all species available in our remote Alaska river system. As a general rule, fishing for northern pike and rainbow trout are consistent throughout the summer season. Salmon species enter our river system at different times of the summer as indicated on the run chart. Our chart shows our absolute peak times for each species. Salmon do enter our river system typically a week earlier than the chart shows and are available a week later than the dates indicated. There is considerable overlap of salmon runs in our river, making our fishery truly unique compared to many other rivers in Alaska. We hope this helps with your planning!
King Salmon fishing begins in early June each year. King salmon fishing peaks typically between June 10 and July 10. Sockeye Salmon fishing starts to pick up near the end of the king run in July. Mid-July sees the strongest push of fresh sockeyes into Lake Creek as the run tapers off as August approaches. Pink Salmon arrive mid-July and run strong through mid-August. Silver salmon fishing and Chum salmon fishing peaks from late July through August. Chums and Silvers are the last salmon species to arrive into Lake Creek. Both silvers and chums enter our river by the 3rd week in July and provide excellent fishing through the 25th of August. Lake Creek is a very healthy native rainbow trout fishery. Alaska rainbow trout fishing is a popular venue on our river. Trout fishing is very good throughout the season, although early to mid June, late July, August and September offers peak trout fishing. Arctic Grayling prefer colder water conditions, so near the lodge the best grayling fishing occurs in early to mid June and then again from mid August onward. Fly Fishing Float Trips provide fantastic trout and grayling fishing all summer long. A nearby chain of lakes accessible by boat, offers excellent Northern Pike fishing throughout the summer. This is a great side trip for those in seek of a change of scenery and an interest in pursuing a very different fishery. Pike fishing is very good when pursued with spin or fly fishing gear.