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MacDonald creek
Posted by AkKings on Mar 31 2005
Art,

   I haven't fished MacDonald or Wolverine since 94 but can tell you the fishing was very good for both rainbows and cutthroat as well as sockeye and pink salmon, caught a few Dollies but don't remember it ever being great. Didn't use anything fancy, mainly just yarn flies (black and purples were the best as its usually low and clear conditions) also had some good days with spinners (Mepps, Vibrax's, Rooster tails) and can't forget the Pixie spoon.
   The cabin is at the bottom end of MacDonald lake at the outflow to MacDonald creek, the 1st hole you come to walking downstream from the cabin was always my favorite, but there are other good spots down below. The cabin used to have an old aluminum boat there for anyone to use, don't know if its still there but if it is, you'll probably want/need a motor to get to the upper end of the lake and Wolverine creek, or arrange a day for a float plane to shuttle you, I wouldn't recommend walking as its a big lake and a very rough trail.
   1 last tip, from the cabin its a little under a mile hike down river to Yes Bay Lodge, it may be worth your while to pay the guides there a little visit and ask a few questions, they were always very helpful and willing to share info.
   Almost forgot, Promech air in Ketchikan would be my 1st choice for float plane service, the Hack family owns Promech and Yes Bay Lodge.
   Good fishin!


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