McDougall Lodge

Lake Creek, Alaska

ABOUT MCDOUGALL LODGE

2020 was the best King Salmon run we have experienced since 2006! We were saddened not to be able to share it with our clients due to COVID. 70-100 King Salmon were caught every day during our prime king season at our Alaskan Salmon fishing lodge! Check out the video below to see for yourself and imagine holding a fishing pole as you bring in one of your own! Your trip of a lifetime awaits in beautiful Lake Creek, Alaska. Experience world-class remote Salmon fishing in Alaska by booking a guided trip at McDougall Lodge today. Located 65 miles northwest of Anchorage, you can expect to arrive by floatplane and enjoy Alaskan wildlife while reeling in wild salmon or book an aerial wildlife tour directly from the lodge via Rust’s Flying Service. Our jet sleds allow you to go salmon fishing in the lower eight miles of Lake Creek and several other tributaries which run into the Yentna River. Join us for an experience you’ll never forget!

TESTIMONIALS

GREAT FISHING

I have been coming up to McDougall’s for the last five years. The fishing is always fantastic and you are surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife wherever you fish!  The guides are knowledgeable and eager to assist you in getting the most fishing in as possible using different techniques.

NICE STAFF

The staff at McDougall’s always treats you like family from the time that you get off the floatplane to the time that you leave.  The Chef’s feed you incredible meals, while the lodging personnel see to your every need.  Group activities are always available to participate in after a great day of fishing and the staff does a great job in promoting comradely between all of the guests!

AMAZING LODGE

The accommodations at McDougall’s are excellent.  Clean, comfortable cabins and lodge rooms with custom furniture can’t be beat!  On a clear day, you can see Mt. Denali from the observatory in the main lodge.  Excellent views of the Yentna River can be had from your cabin or the main lodge.  Sitting out on the patio after a long day of fishing watching the Bald Eagles is almost mesmerizing!

GREAT FISHING

I have been coming up to McDougall’s for the last five years. The fishing is always fantastic and you are surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife wherever you fish!  The guides are knowledgeable and eager to assist you in getting the most fishing in as possible using different techniques.

NICE STAFF

The staff at McDougall’s always treats you like family from the time that you get off the floatplane to the time that you leave.  The Chef’s feed you incredible meals, while the lodging personnel see to your every need.  Group activities are always available to participate in after a great day of fishing and the staff does a great job in promoting comradely between all of the guests!

Amazing Lodge

The accommodations at McDougall’s are excellent.  Clean, comfortable cabins and lodge rooms with custom furniture can’t be beat!  On a clear day, you can see Mt. Denali from the observatory in the main lodge.  Excellent views of the Yentna River can be had from your cabin or the main lodge.  Sitting out on the patio after a long day of fishing watching the Bald Eagles is almost mesmerizing!

Alaska is home to five species of Pacific Salmon, and we fish them all here in Lake Creek which features a gravel bottom river where salmon prefer to build their nests. Alaska King Salmon go out to sea for one to five years before migrating back to their native rivers & streams to spawn. King Salmon can measure up to 60 inches in length and weigh up to 50 pounds in this river. Alaska Sockeye Salmon fishing is some of the best action anglers will see. Sockeye Salmon mostly feed on plankton because they come equipped with many gill rakers. Alaska Silver Salmon fishing is another popular adventure our guests enjoy. Silvers are highly adaptable and are found in most accessible bodies of fresh water, from large transboundary watersheds to small tributaries.

Alaska Fishing – What to Expect

Transportation / Airfare:

Unless otherwise noted, the round trip from Anchorage to McDougall Lodge via Float Plane is included with your reservation.

TO ANCHORAGE:

Book a flight to Anchorage from your nearest airport. Stay at any one of the below mentioned hotels once you arrive in Anchorage, or arrange to leave the same day by float plane.

TO THE LODGE:

Accessible by float plane, McDougall Lodge is located 65 miles northwest of Anchorage. Experience the thrill of flying over untarnished wilderness with Rust’s Flying Service, and you don’t even need to worry about booking your flight. We’ll take care of all the flight arrangements for you and your party. You can even purchase your fishing license and airline-approved fish boxes right at Rust’s Flying service.