Trout Times

The Alaska Rainbow Trout is a fish that evolved as an opportunist and, accordingly, is built for speed and aggression. They migrate scores of miles each year, moving in, out and through the rivers, streams and lakes of Bristol Bay in search of salmon fry, small fish, lampreys, salmon eggs, salmon carcasses, insects and even … Continued

Let’s Get Lost

Alex Oberholtzer is the head pilot and guide at Crystal Creek Lodge. He’s the guy who works with you to craft your fishing & adventure vacation. He’s been guiding the rivers and streams of Alaska for 25 years, 20 of them with Crystal Creek Lodge. Alex works hard. When he gets a rare afternoon off … Continued

Break Free

When Crystal Creek Lodge began in 1988, we embraced “Catch-and-Release” as a policy for native fish (rainbow trout, the char species, and grayling) when it was a relatively new idea. Despite initial resistance, it has proven over time to be an exceptional and successful conservation practice to promote fish survival and healthy fisheries. We invite … Continued