This Newsletter features only the June Highlights of
2005. You’ll be receiving the months of July, August
and September as well. From now on you can look
forward to e-mails from us to keep you up to date on
what’s happening at the lodge, provide you with
fishing updates and show you the daily catches.
“Wow! What a year!” Our 2005 season provided some
of our best catches to date.
Deep Creek Fishing Club had the honor of hosting
Larry Csonka’s, “North to Alaska”, tv show this June.
True to the flavor of the lodge, the crew was able to
enjoy excellent fresh and salt water fishing. As well
as angling locally, Larry flew out to the Karluk River
on Kodiak Island where they caught their limit of king
salmon. Their adventures also took them lake trout
fishing at Chenik Lake, and halibut fishing aboard one
of our 28 ft Koffler boats. The shows are scheduled
to air in 2006.
‘ “Xcellent”. From “A” to “B” to “Z”, everything was
great.We’ll be back” ‘ Larry Csonka
Steve Lewis and crew at the Chuitna River. The
group arrived at the lodge in style aboard their Gulf
Stream 4 jet. They did it all, rotating between fishing
the salt, the local rivers and flying out to fresh water
streams by plane and helicopter every day. Each
morning brought the promise of another adventure.
“The most complete fishing experience possible. The
fishing was only outclassed by the service and food”.
The Theodore and Chuitna Rivers counted amongst
those that the Lewis party fished, arriving on location
by helicopter. These rivers provided great fishing
conditions, allowing the group to catch and release
over 200 king salmon over the week. They have
booked again for the 2006 season.
“Our experience exceeded our expectations. Greatest
fishing experience of my life in surroundings beyond
description”. B. Kaiman – Lewis Party
The Long family proudly boast of the fun they had
while catching their daily limit of king salmon while
fishing in the picturesque salt water bay of Halibut
“All of us had a great time. It couldn’t have been
better.” Paul Long
Ricky Moore and his family, from Atlanta, GA have
been coming to the lodge since 1995. This year he
invited the Seiberts to join them on their 4th
trip to the lodge. Jeff hauled in this monster halibut
out of Cook Inlet. What a feat for a first-timer!
“Experience of a lifetime. Excellent fishing and food,
1st class accommodations”. Jeff Seibert
We would like to say thank you to each of
the 48 guests who visited us this June. You created
lasting memories while you were here, and we are
happy to have been a part of them. If you have any
suggestions, a fishing story or a picture you’d like to
share, do tell us. We’d love to hear from you.
Steve and Vivian Moe
Ninilchik’s 2005 Halibut Derby Winner
Another Derby Winner for Deep Creek Fishing Club
John Bierman of Orange, Ca won the Ninilchik Halibut
Derby this year with this enormous 365 pound, 94-
inch long halibut, taking home the prize of $5,000.
What a great way to spend fathers’ day!
This halibut is the largest one caught in 20 years in
Cook Inlet by a derby contestant. It went on to gain
headlines in all the local papers, the LA Times, the
Alaska magazine and the Anchorage Daily News.