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Fish Denali

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McKinley Village, AK, USA
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About Fish Denali
Alaskan guided fishing This is the real deal, Big Rainbows and trophy class Greyling in a sustainable lake ecosystem with professional catch and release practices. We don't hedge our bets or fish "for" our clients you get to land the big one and truthfully say "I earned it." We provide the gear and one of the best fishing guides in Alaska to help you land one of the legends of the lake.
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SafariJim wrote a review Sep 2020
Lansing, Michigan30 contributions2 helpful votes
I’m conflicted in my rating and writing this review. I really wanted to catch a wild arctic grayling while in Alaska. Due to the pandemic, this was the only game in town. No other guided fishing options in the Denali area were operating. Unfortunately, this really wasn’t what I was looking for - fly fishing for rainbow trout and grayling from the banks of several stocked fishing ponds. I do appreciate Fish Denali for setting this up, and for Randy and Holly coming all the way from Anchorage to take is “fishing”. We had an enjoyable afternoon. Practiced my fly casting technique. Caught some fish. Yes I did catch a grayling, but not sure I’d qualify it as a wild grayling. They even let us keep one trout, so we had a DELICIOUS fresh fish dinner that evening. So if you rarely if ever fish, you will probably enjoy this, especially kids. But, if you’re an avid fisher, you’re going to be SADLY disappointed. For the same money that we paid to fish in a few ponds for 4.5 hours (nearly $500!), I’ve paid to float down some of the prestine waters of Michigan fly fishing and catching wild trout, steelhead and salmon for an entire afternoon. To me it’s overpriced. But again, it was the only option available to us.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jandhdeitch wrote a review Jul 2020
York, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Great half day of fishing for big rainbows and arctic grayling. Our guide Scott did a super job with my son, age 11 and I. We did some spin fishing and learned some flyfishing too! Awesome memories to share with our friends and family in the lower 48!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Anne A wrote a review Sep 2018
Hurst, Texas111 contributions17 helpful votes
This was my husband’s dream excursion but I am the one who fell in love with fly-fishing! Our guide, Renee (male), picked us up and took us to a private lake where the fish were literally jumping up to great us! He inquired to our fishing skills...none for me, limited for my husband & prepared multiple rods for our use. It was quickly established that my husband was more comfortable with a traditional rod/reel set up and Renee was pleasantly surprised that I was a lefty like him and proceeded to teach me the basics of fly-fishing. I had snagged my first catch almost immediately, it was exhilarating! It was also nice that Renee was there to release my catch. Within no time (not counting the couple of snared trees, back of jacket and a couple of casts into my hair) I caught a keeper (except this was catch and release). Renee was a great teacher, patient & encouraging.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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perk2build wrote a review Aug 2018
Skowhegan, Maine1 contribution2 helpful votes
The owner is quite full of bull says he knows nothing about fishing but all his guides were gone so he could not accommodate us when we showed up after booking trip 6 months in advance. Gladly took money for lodging. Rented us some fishing poles and sent us to a stream 70 miles south with little advice. His fishing is a stocked pond that would be great for little kids. Feeds them fish pellets. If you throw a anything in water fish eat it. Not a great Alaskan fishing adventure
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Eve C wrote a review Aug 2018
New Jersey8 contributions4 helpful votes
I wanted to catch an artic grayling while on our vacation in Alaska. I found online, a location near Denali, that had just what I was looking for, in an accessible location for a man with bad knees. My guide,Rene, picked me up at the resort precisely on time. After a short ride we arrived at the lakes where I caught six grayling and so many trout I lost count. Dry fly fishing at it's finest.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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