What You'll Need to Start Fly Fishing in Alaska By now, most people have tried out fishing at least once in their lifetime. If you've happened to stumble upon this blog, there's a fair chance you've spent a good deal of time on the water; [...]
The Kenai Peninsula has become known as a premier destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. With majestic mountain forests, full ecosystems, and endless waterways, you'll find yourself occupied with numerous outdoor activities just outside your door.
By now, most everyone knows how great fishing in Alaska is. The centralized location of Trail Lake Lodge is home to some of the best guides and charters on the Kenai Peninsula, so it can be challenging to narrow them down if you’ve never been here. Avid anglers often want to just “figure it out,” but let’s face it, unless these are your stomping grounds, maximizing your opportunities for a trophy fish or a massive bounty isn’t as easy as just tossing a few lines.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, despite the fact that snow blankets the rivers, roads, and mountains near picturesque Moose Pass, Alaska. This annual holiday acts as the perfect excuse for an extravagant gift for Dad or Grandpa. And Father’s Day fishing gifts are common purchases for generational families of anglers, especially for those with a penchant for Alaska’s great outdoors. There’s no greater feeling on earth than gifting a well-deserved, long-overdue salmon fishing trip to a loved one. Unlike your run-of-the-mill fly fishing gifts, such as rods, flies, and jigs, a full-length vacation package is bound to bring Dad to tears this June.
Once winter subtly turns into spring, hundreds of thousands of nature enthusiasts jet to the Kenai Peninsula to explore 25,000 square miles of jaw-dropping beauty. Whether you aim to try salmon fishing, horseback riding, or hiking/backpacking this summer, you’ll leave Trail Lake Lodge with a deeper understanding of nature itself. And one of the world’s great wonders is just a short drive from Moose Pass, Alaska: Kenai Fjords National Park. Kenai Fjords is known for its massive glaciers, picturesque sea stacks, curious wildlife, and life-changing sea kayak tours. In fact, Kenai Fjords kayaking typically lands near the top of everyone’s Alaskan bucket list.
A true Alaska horseback riding adventure awaits in the sprawling, mountainous forestry near the charming community of Cooper Landing. Nothing compares to the bond between human and beast, especially a majestic, well-trained stallion. There are many ways to explore the Chugach National Forest; must travelers lace up their hiking boots, board a helicopter, and even hook themselves to a zipline. But horseback riding in Alaska remains an awe-inspiring, old-world experience that should be included in every Trail Lake Lodge adventure-based package.
Most visitors here at Trail Lake Lodge choose this undeniably breathtaking region for its Kenai River salmon runs, Chugach National Forest hiking trails, and Kenai Fjords marine cruises. But don’t overlook the world-class Pacific halibut fishing in both Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska. Very few thrills on earth rival the feeling one obtains during a battle with a monstrous flat fish deep at sea. You’ll likely return home with so much processed halibut inside insulated, airline-certified boxes that it will make your head spin. But, luckily for you, we’ve compiled 25 of our favorite Alaskan halibut recipes ranging from classic, pan-seared delights to delicious, blackened fillets.
Before their arrival, a lot of guests ask us, “so, where is Moose Pass, Alaska?” Well, we’re 28.3 miles straight north of Seward, Alaska, in the heart of the jaw-dropping Chugach National Forest, to be exact. Moose Pass, Alaska, is a quiet, idyllic small town that’s fully encircled by dreamlike bodies of water, such as Kenai Lake, Trail Lakes, and Crescent Lake, three of the most beautiful destinations in the world. And, of course, Trail Lake Lodge is conveniently located near all of the deep wilderness excitement, including world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking hiking trails, and exhilarating ATV adventures.
As we rapidly approach yet another decade, thousands of families and couples meticulously piece together bucket lists. A bucket list is no longer a late-in-life activity—it’s also a fun and easy way to plan a dream vacation to a faraway location. The Last Frontier remains one of the most desirable locales in North America, especially for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. Creating an Alaska bucket list is mildly challenging because there are so many unforgettable experiences worth exploring. But it can also be a whole lot of fun selecting a wide range of exhilarating activities. Luckily for you and your family, Trail Lake Lodge, located in serene Moose Pass, is minutes away from ten of the most popular Alaska attractions.
Summer is finally here to stay in beautiful Moose Pass, Alaska, as families, groups, and couples are eagerly arriving in herds to our secluded, lakeside community. Our peaceful neck of the woods is known for its world-class salmon runs, jaw-dropping glacier cruises, and rustic Alaska resorts. And Trail Lake Lodge has quickly evolved into one of the premier family fishing trips in The Last Frontier thanks to our all-inclusive adventure packages, awe-inspiring locale, and first-rate hospitality.