We are a family run fishing lodge which enables us to give you the ultimate in personalized service. Each group has exclusive service from one of our professional fishing guides. There will be many days when your fishing party will be alone in one of our beautiful wilderness streams.
The Yentna River is a glacial fed tributary of the Susitna River. Because of the turbidity of the water, all fishing is done on many clear water tributaries.
Northwoods Lodge's location is on Fish Lakes Creek (one of many we fish) and is only 3 miles from Lake Creek. We also fish up to 6 other creeks within boating distance of the lodge. Lake Creek (the largest of the rivers we fish) is 60 miles long running North to South from Chelatna Lake in the Alaska Mountain Range to the Yentna River.
Lake Creek is a dynamic, meandering river with many isolated islands, gravel bars, and backwater areas. It is easily fished by spin and fly fishermen in a similar way and is typically done from the river bank, back trolling, or wading out from mid-stream shallow areas.
Fishing our wild Alaska rivers offers the opportunity to experience nature at its best whether your method of fishing is fly fishing or spin fishing. Fishing is done directly from our Alaska fishing lodge in our 20' custom built boats. Our experienced guides are all CPR and first-aid trained and Coast Guard Licensed. They are proficient in both fly and spin fishing and are there to assist you in catching fish. We provide top of the line G-Loomis rods with Shimano spinning reels or Abu Garcia Bait Casters.
We also have a small supply of G-Loomis fly rods and reels for the fisherman who would like to learn to fly fish. Whether the fish are upstream or at the mouth of the rivers, your guide has a prop boat and a jet boat at their disposal to get you to the fish.
King Salmon up to 65 lbs. are caught annually. The angling here is so productive, your daily bag limit is almost always achieved. Shortly after the king salmon run ends in mid July, pinks and sockeyes arrive in large numbers. Even before the pinks and sockeyes leave, the silver salmon weighing in at 10 to 18 lbs. will start running. These fish come with incredible aerobatics and a very aggressive nature. Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and Northern Pike are available all season with the most productive fishing in early June and late August through mid September.
We are a family run lodge with a maximum of 12 guests and 3-4 guides on staff, which enables us to give you the ultimate in personalized service. We will not mix parties in the cabins or the boats, nor will we fish you with hundreds of fishermen. There will be many days when your party will be alone in one of our beautiful streams.
Upon your arrival at the lodge, you will be greeted by your fishing guide who will remain with you throughout your stay at Northwoods Lodge. We focus on one guide per group unless your group is more than 4.