We took hundreds of pictures on the trip to Deep Creek Fishing Lodge in Kenai, Alaska. Here are a few of them. The pictures are all from early June 2010. During the fishing trip, we fished the salt water for halibut, the river for king salmon, and a remote glacier fed lake for lake trout. Some of the greatest times were spent just sitting around the fishing lodge which was located just next to Deep Creek, Alaska. The staff and the guides and the owner of the Deep Creek Lodge are all excellent people. With the views across the channel that were to die for, it was a vacation of lifetime that will not ever be forgotten.
One of the most spectacular parts of the fishing lodge experience was taking the float plane to the desolate lake to go fishing for trout. We caught all kinds of trout within just a few hours and then we fried them all up afterwards. It was super tasty and alot of fun at the same time.
CJ Catching Another
We had a great Poker game after fishing all day
Capt. Steve has read 100 poker books, don’t worry though
CJ was a pretty big winner at poker
Leaving the lodge to get some Halibut
CJ and Adam in the middle of halibut fishing
Halibut from the top side
in front of the Kasilof River
kasilof drift boats
Watching the rod, common scene
other boaters drifting
Todd rowing the drift boat
Scoot catching his first salmon on the Kasilof
Dad getting ready to make another phone call on the river
Doing what he does best, right before his evening massage down below
Captain Crusty was learning how to BBQ this week, but still in Crust we Trust
CJ getting ready for the Cowboy Dinner
That’s BJ fishing there folks
BJ doing some early morning fishing
I was up with BJ about 3am to fish Deep Creek. Of course good old Crusty was passed out still.
taking off in the bush plane
Glaciers out the window
Great picture of the plane and the fishermen
Fishing the shore of Lake Crescent Alaska for lake trout. The fishing wsa pretty darn good, and tasty!
Captain Steve cooking tacos
Jeff figured out the wine opener
Our fish were caught and cooking within 30 minutes
The fishing lodge is called Deep Creek Fishing Club and it is located in Kasilof, Alaska. There is another deep creek fishing lodge so you need to make sure you fish the one with the captain called Captain Crusty. Otherwise you won’t be getting the same experience you see in the pictures above. The first night that you spend at the lodge, you will probably dig into a massive dinner of Alaska King Crab legs which should get your fishing vacation started off right.
Here is a brief overview in video of my first fishing trip to Alaska. We visited the Kenai Peninsula and fished for halibut, trout, and salmon at the Deep Creek Fishing Club.
This place is amazing. The first day we went out on the ocean and fished for Halibut. There were two boats of us, 4 people on each boat, and one captain and another crew member per boat too. All eight of us caught our limit of two halibut each. The largest halibut of the day was 69.4 pounds on the scale outside the lodge. It was great fun. The weather out on the water was a bit choppy, but nothing too bad, infact nobody even got sea sick. It did get a bit windy towards the end of the day
Kasilof float fishing
On the second day, we went fishing on the Kasilof River on the Kenai Peninsula. Some of the video is also from salmon fishing on this river. The fishing that day was pretty good for our drift boat.
We brought 3 salmon to the boat, and had a total of 5 salmon strikes. We released two of the salmon because they were wild king salmon, and we kept one that was a hatchery fish. Our guide Todd who works for the Deep Creek Fishing Club was excellent. He had been guiding tourists who come to Alaska to fish for over twenty years now.
On the final day of our trip, we chartered a small airplane to fly us to some remote lake across the channel. We landed and started fishing for lake trout. We were using salmon eggs, and our group of eight caught about 15 trout in about one hour. Next, our guides and Capta
fly-in lake fishing
in Steve aka Captain Crusty fixed up all the fish on the side of the lake with a bunch of charcoal, and we had some awesome fish tacos. They setup a nice table and there was everything you could need for a great meal including wine and beer and best of all fresh caught trout for our taco meat.
Please enjoy the video of the fishing trip to the Deep Creek Fishing Club: