Fly Fish the Home Waters of Angler’s Paradise
Since 1950, Kulik Lodge has provided anglers with the finest Alaskan freshwater sportfishing available. The Lodge is situated on the banks of the Kulik River, one of the top trout rivers in the world. It is the only operation located on the river, which means that the home waters are the same waters that many of the area’s other high-end lodges fly in and out of each day! Choose daily fly-outs, fish the home waters, or 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, professional guides, and access to the famous rivers in Bristol Bay, Kulik provides fishing that is out of this world.
Kulik is a part of the original “Angler’s Paradise” collection of lodges. The historic Main Lodge, built in the late 1950s using local spruce, features a large common room with a stone fireplace, lounge spaces, dining area, and full complimentary bar. There is also a small store that is well-stocked with fishing equipment, tackle, flies, branded clothing, and other essentials. Individual guest cabins all face Nonvianuk Lake and are equipped with large space heaters, private bathrooms with showers, and a wader hanging/drying area. There are both two and four-person cabins available.
Food and Beverages
The chefs and kitchen staff at Kulik take great pride in the menu and the quality of meals served. Breakfasts are cooked-to-order, and lunches are always packed for each guided day on the water. Dinners include everything from fresh seafood to thick steaks, with a huge variety of side dishes, salads, and desserts. Guides eat with the guests, meaning that you can discuss the days fishing and the plans for tomorrow over dinner each night.
Typical Length of Stay
The standard package at Kulik is 7 nights / 7 fishing days, although there are 4 and 3-night packages available. Transfer days at Kulik are Saturdays and Tuesdays only. Please contact Yellow Dog for details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Kulik Lodge has a fantastic sister lodge located on the nearby Brooks River, only a short walk from world-famous bear viewing at Brooks Falls where as many as fifty bears can be viewed fishing along the 1.5 mile-long Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season. Guided sightseeing fly-outs to Brooks Lodge are free of charge. Daily tours to “The Valley of 10,000 Smokes” also depart from Brooks Lodge. The Valley is the site of one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in modern history. In 1912, Novarupta Volcano exploded, burying more than 40 square miles of the lush green valley under 700 feet of ash.
Wi-Fi is available for guests. Cell phone service is not available.
How To Get There
Fly direct to the Anchorage International Airport (ANC) from the Lower 48 via several major airlines. From there, board a wheeled PC-12 Pilatus at the Katmai Air offices and hanger near the Anchorage International Airport (ANC) for a one hour flight to Kulik Lodge.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
There are several flights to the lodge each day. Many people opt to arrive in Anchorage the day before the start of their trip.
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased at the lodge, or online prior to your trip by visiting the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
All children 18 years of age or younger accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a NOTARIZED letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to travel. Single parents need NOTARIZED documentation of divorce or a spousal death certificate. Unaccompanied Minors require a NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
By being the first sportfishing lodge in the area, Kulik established themselves in a sought after location on the river. Kulik is also less than a 15-minute flight 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 to hot spots within a 100-mile radius. Kulik also 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 if you are a fish-till-you-drop angler, this is a great location for your next trip!
Boats and Equipment
The fleet of Lodge aircraft includes two Cessna 207s, 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 to the Lodge. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear 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. There is a small tackle shop that sells flies and all necessary terminal tackle.
Rates and Terms
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. All prices listed below are per person and based on double occupancy.
June 8 – July 30, 2021
(transfer days are Saturdays and Tuesdays)
3 Nights / 3 Days (Saturday to Tuesday) = $4,495.00
4 Nights / 4 Days (Tuesday to Saturday) = $5,495.00
7 Nights / 7 Days (Saturday or Tuesday) = $7,495.00
July 31 – October 2, 2021
3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days (Saturday to Tuesday) = $4,995.00
4 Nights / 4 Fishing Days (Tuesday to Saturday) = $5,995.00
7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days (Saturday or Tuesday) = $7,995.00
Guided Fly Outs – Per Day, Per Person (two-person minimum)
$450.00 per person *can be booked while at the lodge at the same rate
- The number of nights lodging specified in the package
- Round trip airfare from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge
- All meals at the lodge
- An open bar for liquor, beer, wine, and cocktails
- Daily boat and guide service
- Use of hot tub and sauna
- Use of waders, boots, rods, and reels (if needed)
- Terminal tackle and flies
- All Alaskan Taxes
What’s Not Included:
- Commercial airfare to Anchorage, Alaska
- Hotel accommodations in Anchorage
- Gratuities to guides and staff
- Alaska fishing license
- Optional day trip fly out fishing (unless included in the package)
- Select “top shelf” liquors (available for purchase)
Kulik Lodge (Katmai National Park, Alaska)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 7 days of booking for all lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable unless dates are resold. In the event that dates are resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. Changes made to a trip itinerary after a trip has begun are not eligible for refund. In no event will the lodge or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays, flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. The lodge will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, or if arrival flights are cancelled or airline connections are missed. Additionally, the lodge and Yellow Dog are not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. Kulik Lodge reserves the right to cancel or alter scheduled flights, tours or itineraries as situations or conditions require for safe operations due to weather or other factors beyond their control. For all of these reasons, and because of the lodge’s no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance and full coverage for your trip. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance these Alaska packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.
Yellow Dog Client Reviews
“The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The cabins were beautiful, clean, stylish and spacious. The staff was courteous, efficient and fun. The fishing was incredible. The bears were fascinating and exciting. The equipment and boats were high quality. The lodge was comfortable and warm. The food was great and plentiful, especially after wading for hours! In a word “fantastic”!” – Judy B.
“SOMETHING OUT OF A FAIRYTALE!! Cannot wait to be back there next summer. Kulik Lodge becomes your home the second you get off the flight and the people become your family!! it was so hard to leave but having dates to go back already is what makes it worth the wait.” – Shelby L.
“Every day was overwhelmingly spectacular. From the wake up call with coffee to the last big rainbow in the net. Each guide was incredibly knowledgeable and offered help in an understated way. Cannot wait to get back!” – Nick L.
“EXCELLENT!!!! Awesome to be the first fisherman on some of the waters we fished. Lodge was very clean and all staff was on their game.” – Marc Z.
“Kulik Lodge far exceeded my expectations regarding both the lodge and fishing experience. Located in the Katmai National Park, with numerous and diverse fishing experiences, Kulik Lodge was by far the most impressive both for accomodations and diversity of fish available within a short float plane trip.” – Glen B.
“The best trip or our lifetimes. Most amazing locations (lodge, fly outs, local waters etc). The staff and guides were amazing. Fishing was best of our lifetimes.“ – James L.
“A trip of a lifetime! Everyone from camp staff to guides and clients were awesome. For seven days the real world just faded to the background giving way to a fantasy fishing one!” – Beau S.