Alaska: The Land of the Midnight Sun – Client Trip Report

by Charlie White

Charlie and myself returned to the Kulik Lodge in the Katmai National Park at the end of June for our seventh time accompanied by Anthony for his second trip.


The Kings were running well up the Nushagaka River and Charlie and myself had a great day landing 11 Kings, the largest being just under 25lbs.

It’s the Rainbows we love fishing for on the Kulik river, catching fish up to 8lbs on 8wt rods. They really ‘pull your string’ and take you to the end of your backing. Most of the time we are fishing with pin fry which is fished just under the surface and they hit these flies with amazing force and nearly pull the rod out of your hands! The water is gin clear and very easy wading but the water is very cold so 2 to 3 sets of thermals are needed with some very warm socks.

We also fished the Moraine by rafting down and stopping in various places. The Grayling fishing was unbelievable, catching them on the dries, all weighing between 2 to 3lbs with the bears watching us fishing.

When fishing for Lake Trout we used mice and small poppers, skating across the surface and Charlie lanmded a beauty weighing 19lbs which made his trip one of the best and annoyingly telling everyone that he was at the top of ‘The Lake Trout Board’!

The large number of Char in the rivers ranging between 2 and 5lbs were also fun. We were fishing using streamers in the Lower America. They are an excellent fighting fish. The dramatic scenery and watching the wildlife around you makes it an amazing trip.

Getting to Alaska, we flew from London to Seattle then on to Anchorage where we stopped overnight and flew out to the lodge the following morning.

On our way home, we had an extra day in Anchorage visitng some of the fantastic seafood restaurants.

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