Our team of professional fishing guides, experienced pilots, and quality equipment are what keeps our guests coming back to fish with us year after year.
Professional Guides and Pilots
Our guide staff is comprised of twelve professional fishing guides, each of which are experienced anglers and excellent instructors. Regardless of your angling experience, our guides are eager to help you accomplish your goals for the week, while also ensuring your safety within the Alaska wilderness at all times.
Our team of experienced Katmai Air pilots and certified mechanics, some of which live on-site at the lodge, are also an integral part of our fishing program at Kulik. Working closely with our head guide and lodge manager, we’re able to determine the best places to fish and the best species to target based on timing, weather, and our angler’s interests.
We fish both fly and conventional gear at Kulik depending on our guest’s preferences. However, its important to note that some (but not all) of the waters we frequent are restricted to fly fishing only. Interested in learning how to fly fish during your stay? No problem, all of our guides are excellent instructors and well-versed in both fly and conventional methods.
Although we encourage anglers to bring the gear they enjoy fishing most, we’re able to outfit our guests with quality fishing gear such as Sage and Redington fly rods, Ross and Redington fly reels, as well as Simms, Redington, and Cabelas brand waders at no additional charge. High quality fishing flies and terminal tackle are also provided to our guests by our guides while on the water.
In addition, a large selection of fishing supplies, clothing, souvenirs, and commonly forgotten items are available for purchase on-site as well.
When not fishing on foot (something of which we do a lot of) we use flat-bottom 16-18 foot Lowe Jon boats equipped with 40-60 horsepower jet drive outboards to access the majority of our waters. Considered the workhorse of Alaska, these versatile “jet boats” allow our guides to navigate a wide range of conditions to keep our angler’s fly (or lure) in the right place at the right time.
For our king salmon program on the Nushagak River, we operate larger twenty two foot Koffler jet sleds capable of fishing up to four anglers at a time and are ideal for the heavy current of the “Nush.”
Aside from our motorized vessels, we also utilize a number of inflatable rafts to access several rivers and streams around Bristol Bay where motors are prohibited.
Our air transportation is operated through our own Katmai Air flight service, allowing us to coordinate all of the air travel for our guests traveling to Kulik Lodge from Anchorage, as well as the float plane service for our guided fly outs.
Our float plane fleet consists of six aircraft, including two Cessna single-engine 206’s, two De Havilland single-engine Beavers, and two powerful float-equipped De Havilland turbine-engine Otters that give our anglers the opportunity to fish waters that are inaccessible by many other operations in the area.
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