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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. 

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

30 Things to do in Alaska with Crystal Creek Lodge Explore our list of 30 Things to do in Alaska with Crystal Creek Lodge. Out of hundreds of locations we have as fly fishing, sport fishing, and adventure destinations, we hand-picked a list for you to check out. Any way you shape it, there are…

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In Pursuit of Alaska Adventure

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

New Adventures Await You On a human level, adventure creates the space to breathe deep, for the blood flowing through your veins to pump faster, and for the feelings of excitement and anticipation to flourish. It’s where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and every moment is a chance to discover something new. The pursuit of adventure…

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An Alaska Fishing Season

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

2022 Alaska Fishing Season and Adventures with Crystal Creek Lodge While we’ve noticed outdoor clothing, hairstyles, fishing equipment, and even the paint schemes on our venerable Beaver aircraft constantly change during our 35 seasons at Crystal Creek Lodge, some things haven’t; namely the large fish in the photos and the smiling faces behind them. The…

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Salmon Persistence

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Despite all that is going on in the world, salmon will continue to thrive this year in Bristol Bay just as they have for thousands of years. Salmon will run and navigate back to their natal streams, the place of their birth. Bears will fish and a wonderfully complex ecosystem supported by salmon will flourish….

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What Makes You Smile

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

We could all use something to make us smile right about now. This is a kindly reminder that the best is yet to come and to hang on to what we love & brings us joy in life. Enjoy this minute then, as you go through your days ahead, remember a smile is one of…

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Pebble Mine – Wrong Mine, Wrong Place

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Take action now! Pebble Mine – Wrong Mine, Wrong Place The One Minute Alaska Vacation is usually about inspiration, relaxation, and enjoyment. Today, we bring a message to inspire a call to action: It’s about The Pebble Mine. Again. Pebble, the proposed mega-mine at the headwaters of the two richest Bristol Bay salmon rivers, which…

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5 Amazing Facts about Bristol Bay, Alaska

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Facts about Bristol Bay, Alaska Check out our Fishing page and our Adventure page to learn more about opportunities to enjoy the Alaska fishing season. Discover the wonders of Crystal Creek Lodge through our Instagram page, where you can immerse yourself in stunning visuals and learn more about our exciting adventures in the Alaskan wilderness!…

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Alaska Landscapes | Yantarni Panorama Gallery

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

By Max Dorsi On top of some of the best coho salmon fishing you can find anywhere, the backdrop at Yantarni Salmon Camp is simply jaw-dropping. Don’t believe us? Check out this Panorama Gallery from our camp manager Max Dorsi. The Yantarni Salmon Camp is a private, wilderness tent camp. Crystal Creek Lodge guests fish…

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Alaska Salmon Recipe from Chef Brian

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

You have a box of wild Alaskan salmon (hopefully caught at Crystal Creek Lodge) and now you’re looking for some great salmon recipes right? Crystal Creek Lodge Chef Brian has outlined one of his favorite salmon recipes below. Give it a whirl and tell us how it goes. INGREDIENTS STEP 1 Combine thyme, rosemary, garlic…

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The Alaska Grand Slam

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Perhaps you have heard of the “Grand Slam” in fly fishing. A grand slam is an achievement of catching a collection of game fish in a single day. The most notable is the inshore grand slam where a saltwater angler catches a tarpon, permit, and bonefish in a single day. It’s a common target in…

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