KULIK LODGE - ALASKA

 

KULIK LODGE - ALASKA

Since 1950, Kulik Lodge has been providing anglers with the finest Alaskan freshwater sportfishing opportunities available. The lodge is situated on the banks of the Kulik itself, one of the top trout rivers in the world. it is the only operation on the river, which means that the "home waters" for the lodge are the same waters that many of the area's other high-end lodges fly in and out of each day! With Kulik's fishing program, you can choose daily fly-outs, a long day on the lodge’s home waters, or you can create your own schedule that allows you to enjoy the comfortable accommodations, excellent amenities, and untouched wilderness that surrounds you. With numerous aircraft, experienced pilots, and professional guides, Kulik provides fishing that is out of this world. The prime location on the Kulik River means that there is also evening fishing available after dinner for additional hours on the water - a time when Kulik lodge guests are the only anglers on the entire river! The historical main lodge boasts a large common room, stone fireplace, main dining area, and a full complimentary bar. Guest cabins facing Nonvianuk Lake are equipped with large space heaters, showers, private bathrooms, and a wader hanging/drying area for all gear and equipment.

Typical Length of Stay

A standard stay at Kulik is a seven night/seven fishing day package, although there are four night and three night packages available. Transfer days at Kulik are Saturdays and Tuesdays. Please contact Yellow Dog for details.

Accommodations and Lodging

Kulik Lodge AccommodationsThe historical main lodge at Kulik, originally built in the late 1950's, is constructed of local native spruce. It boasts a large common room with a stone fireplace, surrounding couches for lounging and relaxing, a main dining area, and a full complimentary bar stocked with cocktails, wine and beer. There is also a small lodge store that is well-stocked with fishing equipment, flies, all terminal tackle, Kulik Lodge clothing and logo items, and other basic essentials.

Individual and free-standing guest cabins facing Nonvianuk Lake are equipped with large space heaters, showers, private bathrooms, and a wader hanging/drying area. Most of the time spent in your cabin will be sleep time, as the majority of time spent at Kulik lodge will be fishing on the water!

Food and Beverages

The meals at Kulik are impressive, and the chefs and kitchen staff take great pride in the menu and the quality of meals served at the lodge. Breakfasts are cooked to order each morning, and lunches are always packed for each guide day on the water. Dinners include everything from fresh seafood to thick steaks, with a huge variety of side dishes, salads and desert. One thing that we like about the dinners at Kulik is that the guides eat in the dining room with the guests, meaning that you can discuss the days fishing and the plans for tomorrow over dinner each night.

Fishing Information

Kulik Lodge RainbowBy being the first sportfishing lodge in the area, Kulik was able to pick the cream-of-the-crop with regards to their lodge location. Not only does the lodge sit on the banks of a river sought after by most other lodges in Alaska, but Kulik is less than 15 minutes flying time away from the true heart of trophy rainbow fishing. With their superb aircraft, experienced Alaskan pilots, and professional guides, Kulik not only ensures your safety but also provides fishing that is out of this world. Enjoy the great fishing near the lodge, or opt for daily fly-outs that will give you access to other hot spots within a 100 mile radius of the lodge. This is a great way to take advantage of the large variety of species of fish available throughout southwest Alaska: Rainbow trout, arctic char, arctic grayling, lake trout, northern pike, and all five species of Pacific salmon.

In conjunction with their fly-out options, Kulik has river jet-boats cached at various productive rivers and streams throughout the region. Other daily fishing options include raft float trips and walk/wade trips to remote streams. As an added bonus, the prime location on the Kulik River means that there is evening fishing available after dinner for additional hours on the water, light and weather conditions permitting. If you are a fish-until-you-drop angler, this is a great scenario for your next Alaska trip!

Boats and Equipment

Lodge aircraft includes two Cessna 207’s equipped with turbine engines, one Cessna 206, one DeHavilland Beaver, and one DeHavilland Otter – all of which are on floats. A Navajo Chieftain on wheels provides round trip transportation from Anchorage directly to the lodge. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies and all terminal tackle. If you would rather use the lodge's gear, however, they do provide all rods, reels, waders and boots.

** Alaska is now enforcing a ban on felt-soled wading boots to help prevent the spread of potential waterborne parasites and diseases. Please keep this in mind while planning for your trip.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

Alaskan Brown BearKulik Lodge has a fantastic sister lodge located on the nearby Brooks River, meaning that day trips for what may be the best bear-viewing in the region are easily arranged.The world famous bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Katmailand's Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears can be viewed fishing along the mile and a half long Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season. Many visitors see bears within minutes of arrival.

Daily tours of "The Valley of 10,000 Smokes" depart from Brooks Lodge. The Valley is the sight of one of the most violent eruptions in modern history. Novarupta Volcano exploded in 1912 with blasts of hot winds and gas which spewed hot glowing pumice and ash, destroying all living things and burying more than 40 square miles of lush green valley under ash deposits to depths of 700 feet.

At Kulik Lodge itself, there is also hot tubing, a sauna, and a very unique “tundra golf course.”

How To Get There

Your trip starts upon arrival in Anchorage, Alaska. Several major airlines serve Alaska from the lower 48 with connections direct to Anchorage.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

In Anchorage, you will begin your trip at the Katmai Air offices and hanger near the Anchorage International Airport. There you will board a wheeled Navajo Chieftain for the flight from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge, a trip of approximately one hour.

2013 Rates / Package Costs


All rates listed below are per person. Please add $6.00 per person, per night Alaskan bed tax to all packages.

Length of Stay Fly Outs
Included
Price
June Specials - (June 8 through June 15)
Opening Week Special - (June 7 - June 14) 5 $5,425
3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days 2 $3,350
4 Nights / 4 Fishing Days 3 $4,550
7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days 5 $6,475
Standard Packages - (June 8 through August 2)
3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days 0 $2,950
4 Nights / 4 Fishing Days 0 $3,775
7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days 0 $5,325
Standard Packages - (August 3 through October 5)
3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days 0 $3,325
4 Nights / 4 Fishing Days 0 $4,725
7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days 0 $5,675

Guided Fly Outs - (per day, per person)
Booked prior to final payment -------------------------------------------------------------------- $400.00
Booked after final payment received ----------------------------------------------------------- $450.00

* Guided sightseeing fly outs to Brooks Lodge for bear viewing are free June 29 through August 2

* Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

What's Included

  • The number of nights lodging as specified in package
  • Round trip airfare from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge
  • All meals at lodge
  • An open bar for liquor, beer, wine and cocktails from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM daily
  • Daily boat and guide service
  • Use of hot tub and sauna
  • Alaskan fishing license
  • Use of waders, boots, rods and reels (We recommend that you use the lodge's wading boots!)

What's Not Included

  • Commercial airfare to Anchorage, Alaska
  • Terminal tackle and flies
  • Gratuities to guides and staff
  • Optional day trip fly out fishing (unless included in package)

Travel Arrangements

Yellow Dog has a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or info@yellowdogflyfishing.com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

Other Information

With the extreme popularity of Kulik lodge it is very important to make reservations well in advance. Please contact Yellow Dog for availability and openings for the coming season.

An Important Note About Wading Boots in Alaska

*** REMEMBER THAT A FELT SOLE BAN ON WADING BOOTS IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF ALASKA! ***

If you are traveling to Alaska and to Kulik Lodge, please feel free to bring your own waders, but consider leaving your wading boots at home and instead using the lodge’s loaner wading boots. This not only assures that you will be adhering to the Alaska’s ban on felt soled wading boots, but it also cuts down on weight when packing and traveling. If you DO insist on brining your own boots, make sure that you leave the felt at home and bring only rubber-soled or stream-tread wading boots.

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