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    Ok, Fathers day is coming up and I got a kitchen pass to do whatever i want. Well I decided I want to take the family on a camping trip. What I would love more then anything is for my boys to be able to catch a few Grayling. What I'm looking for is a place with in an hour or two of Anchorage that I can camp and they can catch Grayling. Also has easy bank to fish from. THANKS
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    the parks has good places to fish for grayling.

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    Do you mind a little hike? Come to Cooper Landing area and fish Crescent Lake, Fuller Lake.

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    Cresent lake nice...
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    Has some great camping spots along the river where there are some nice 18-20in Grayling reguarly caught.

    Nice hike..but symphony lake has nice grayling from bank to bank. Good camping..but no trees and can get bad if weather turns south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckhunter01 View Post
    Has some great camping spots along the river where there are some nice 18-20in Grayling reguarly caught.

    Nice hike..but symphony lake has nice grayling from bank to bank. Good camping..but no trees and can get bad if weather turns south.
    How far is the hike on both? I have two 5 1/2 year olds.
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    Symphony lake is a good 2 hours with a pack. And there is a big bolder field at the end that might be hard on the little ones.
    We were going to head to Cresent this weekend but I'v heard reports that the trail is still covered in snow and the trail is really muddy.
    Sorry to the poor reports, just want you to have as much info as possible.
    Now later in the year, both places are awesome!! Cresent is quick vertical hike from the Seward side and then an easy flat trail for the last few miles. Lots of fish, sheep and sometimes bears.

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    Remember both lakes do not open to fishing until July 1st. Page 39 and 45
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    Long walk for my kiddies
    thinking heading north and finding a lake
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    Buffalo lake on the Glenn is awesome for little rainbows. No grayling though.

    Bring a canoe.

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    I hear ya...but I have twins as well and they actually took on Diamond Head in HA...at 4. Didnít plan on the whole trip..but as we kept going they kept saying where is the top daddy? When are we going to get there? I remember laughing and looking at my wife while we were climbing the mountain on the low grade walk... she acknowledge, and agreed to see how far they would go before they tuckered out...eventually we got to the stairs. (something like 100 of em)..they tackled that with little difficulty as I was gasping for air..we eventually broke through and could see sunlight up through the spiral staircase..that is all they needed to see and off they went....finally got to the top and they were so proud of themselves as we were..lol

    Now..hindsight being 20/20... I should have known what was next..lets just say I had one in both arms for most of the way down...
    . I always keep this in mind when they look at a mountain and say..Daddy.. I want go up there...lol

    But at least they have the desire to get out and take it all in as I. So Iím looking at many more great years to come as we continue to explore Alaska together.

    Good luck on your trip, and enjoy every min.

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    More than a couple hours from Anchorage, but Tangle lakes on the Denali Highway are the ticket for Grayling fishing. You could go the Glenallen way or up the Parks to Cantwell and then down the Denali. I'de say 3 hours up the Parks to the Denali then two hours down the Denali to Tangle Lakes. Take a three day weekend, see some country, catch a boat load of Grayling and head home.

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    but its worth it. you'll never 4get. but not sure if the road is open yet?

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    If you will take the drive Denali and tangle lakes are the bomb for grayling. I fell into a creek and caught one! Windy creek in Denali is one of the best. 'tight lines'

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
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