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The Crystal Creek Lodge Blog is a place of possibilities, where to learn deeper insight into how to explore the tens of millions of acres of wild Alaska surrounding us.  Whether you’re after fishing, wildlife, the perspective of history or simply feeling the awe of being in wide-open spaces, it’s all here. Enjoy the journey. 

Rafting Alaska and Rainbow Trout

Rafting Alaska and Rainbow Trout

Rafting Alaska: Discover the best fishing spots, catch trophy rainbow trout and embark on adventure-filled excursions with Crystal Creek Lodge Explore the stunning backcountry of Alaska at the river’s pace – by raft! Some of the best fishing in Alaska lies in remote places and with some of our fisheries, a raft will give you the best chance to catch all Alaska has…

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Big Alaska Rainbow Trout in September

Rafting Alaska and Rainbow Trout

The Naknek River produces some of the largest and hardest fighting rainbow trout on planet Earth. From mid-August until mid-October, we have the opportunity to catch steelhead-like rainbows that move into the river from Naknek Lake. During this time, you start to see the trout transition from eggs to eating salmon flesh. So, you can…

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Legends of the Fall – AK Rainbow and Char Gallery

Rafting Alaska and Rainbow Trout

Naknek River, Alaska If you were wondering what fishing would be like in late September and October at Crystal Creek Lodge, check out this photo gallery of the big Naknek River rainbows that we see each fall (click on the image to enlarge). This late fall time is ideal for landing one of these giant…

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