Why We Like It
Kulik Lodge is one of the best operations in the Katmai region. The Kulik River, right out the back door, ranks as one of the region’s top rainbow trout streams with each cast possibly leading to a 20- to 30-inch rainbow in the net. Guests here get first shot at it every day, either by jetboat or a short walk to the water. Short daily fly-outs with highly experienced pilots take guests to an array of quality trout creeks and rivers, including the Moraine, American, Little Ku, and Battle. This variety allows anglers to tailor trips to their specific desires. The newly renovated cabins are exceedingly cozy and a few two-room options are available as well. Rich in history, Kulik is widely regarded as Bristol Bay’s first dedicated fly-out lodge and has set a standard of service since opening in 1950. It has its own airstrip and fleet of planes including two Pilatus PC-12s that comfortably ferry anglers from Anchorage to the lodge and back. This is a well-oiled operation that knows how to get anglers into big fish in very remote places.