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    Leaving Anchorage tomorrow heading towards Cantwell to drive the Denali Hwy. Just wondering if anyone has any helpful thoughts or suggestions for fishing up there. I have never been but have heard the Grayling fishing is off the chain. I am planning on fishing my way to Cantwell, fishing down the Denali Hwy and then fishing down from Paxson if anyone has any suggestions for any area thats a must fish would be helpful. Thanks

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    Heard there was a mayfly hatch up there recently (near the richardson).
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    Get off the beaten path. Yes you can fish every stream that crosses the road, but you would be amazed at the holes you can find if you just walk up/down stream a bit.

    We've been two weekends in the fall so far. It was COLD at night, and the flies were horrendous on the Paxson side. Tangle river/lakes are always a blast for sheer numbers, but we always had luck in smaller, more remote streams. We tried a lot of flies but the best luck we had was with black boddied dries.
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    Thanks for the info Crimson. I have read some of your recent posts and looks like you guys had fun for sure. Thanks again

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    Yep. Post a report when you get back! I wanna see pics =D
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    You gotta hit Clearwater Creek on the way by. Sure, it's right beside the road. That being said, I've never seen grayling popcorn like they did at the hatch I witnessed. My 3 year old was popping grayling left and right. The confluence on your left as you cross the bridge is a great stopping spot. Have some lunch and hammer a few fish.

    If the water is moving then there's grayling.
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    Just came back from moose hunting in that area. After we all got our moose, we hit up some of the streams we crossed with the big buggy. Some hawgs for shure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lake creek fishermen View Post
    Just came back from moose hunting in that area. After we all got our moose, we hit up some of the streams we crossed with the big buggy. Some hawgs for shure
    Player you got it made! sounds like you got a cool dad, taking you all over Gods green earth in his plane.

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    We actualy made the trip with the big hunting buggy sister bf the dad and I went out. Got a moose and lots of grays. Great trip and great time to get out in the fall! Dads in lorado for work untill 10/11/10 so no more fun trips lol.
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