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More Highlights for the 2005 season
Largest Halibut : 311 pounds
Matt and Dave Streeter were visiting the lodge on a father-son trip when Matt reeled in this 311 pounder.
This was the second halibut caught in the 300-pound class lodge for the season. The other was caught in June.
Of the catch, "Doc Dave" Steeter said: "A fish of a lifetime on Matt's first trip to Alaska. Great fishing, great staff, a trip we relive almost daily.
Hope to be back in 2007 with 2nd son, John. Have to eat my way thru 600 pounds of fillets first."
Halibut and Silvers
The Huskeys and the Roberts reeled in this great catch of halibut and silver salmon while fishing in Cook Inlet. It was the Huskeys first time at the lodge and all Terry wanted was to catch a 30-pounder.She could hardly believe her luck when she reeled in these huge fish.
This was definitely Bill Huskey's lucky day! He was aboard the "Seeker" with Capt Matt Kruzick and Roger Wiste when he hooked in to this monster. The story in his own words ...
"At the end of the second day of fishing we were bringing in the lines to head back, when I hooked on to something that felt completely different than what a halibut bite feels like.
After 20 - 30 minutes of trying to bring it up, it came to the surface about 50 feet from the boat. When I saw it I knew it was a shark and the biggest one I had ever seen, let alone caught.
This was the second day of very successful halibut fishing. My wife and I had each caught one over 150 lbs and three each 70 to 100 lbs each.
I have fished all my life around San Diego and Baja areas, even working on a small for hire boat as a summer job when I was in High School. Needless to say this is one fishing trip my wife and I will never forget.
The shark BBQ's as good as the halibut and we have already made reservations for next year with Deep Creek Fishing Club again." Bill and Terry Huskey
Returning guests Matt Moore and Jon Mayer added ling cod to their fishing repertoire this year.They landed these assisted by deck hand, Brittney Gaethle and Steve Moe, aka Captain Crusty.
Matt caught the largest one. It weighed 67 pounds, which made it a trophy catch. A 55-pounder is the qualifying weight for the trophy class distinction.
This year the lodge expanded its fishing portfolio to include ling cod. The season for ling cod opens on July first and continues through August.
Largest Kenai King
Ryan Squires and Doc Stuart Finkelstein celebrate their catch.
Caught on the Kenai River these kings weighed in at 70 pounds and 55 pounds.
Bob Black hosted this party, booking the entire lodge for the week. It was Bob's 3rd trip to the Lodge.
They fished the salt, the local rivers and went on a few fly-outs for an all-round Alaskan experience.
We made good use of the Robinson R44 Clipper II helicopter this season for fishing, flight seeing, glacier viewing and nature watching. Many guests upgraded to this deluxe experience.
Jon Mayer caught his first yellow-eyed rockfish while fishing in Kachemak Bay. Jon comes up every year with his father and both have scheduled for the 2006 season.
Arrrrrgh, maties ...
We put on a great dinner every night, but Pirate Night always proves to be the most popular. This year Jerry Quinn and his party out did themselves. What great costumes! This was Jerry's 10th year at the lodge.
Ultimate Father-Daughter Trip
Carrie Winsten returned to the lodge this year for her 4th time and stayed 2 weeks. She shared the second week with her father for the ultimate father-daughter trip.
She booked the exclusive use of the Robinson Clipper R44 helicopter and had a dedicated guide for the entire week.
Fresh water fishing for kings and rainbows on the Talachuitna was one of the highlights of the trip. Here they've stopped at a glacier en route to fishing.
Serving Crew 05
We were happy to serve you. From Left to right: Kristen, Deanna, David, Vivian and Kelly
Thank you ...
We would like to say thank you to all of you who visited us this July. 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
July's Largest Halibut
A dream come true for Brian Brown: a trophy 203 pound halibut, the largest one caught in July. This was his 6th visit to the lodge.
"What a place - by far the grandest lodge I have ever been to! Good job." Brian Brown
"My dreams have been fulfilled." Robert Dunk
"The best lodge in Alaska!" Craig Hau
"Always great to see the Moes and go fishing." Bob Black
"I had the time of my life." Chris Oveson (Black Party)
"Great! Everything better than expected. A+." Larry Winsten
"Superb experience and gracious hospitality as always." Michelle Moore
"Great trip! Can't think of a better way to have spent my 30th birthday." Matt Moore
"I had a great time and wonderful fishing." Pat Oveson (Black party)
"Exceptional vacation. Just what the doctor ordered." Jane Seibert
"Truly a unique and bountiful fishing experience we will long remember." Rigney family
"I had a great time." Darrel Lainhart
"You guys have this down to a science, don't change anything. Excellent as always." Rick Moore
"Undescribable experience. Thank you!" Robert & Grace Pedigo
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". Steven Lewis
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 Cove.
"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. Read more:Anchorage Daily News
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