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Driftwood Lodge

Sight-cast to fresh silver salmon straight from the surf in the Gulf of Alaska

Located on the internationally acclaimed Tsiu (sigh-you) River, Driftwood Lodge allows guests to sight-cast to thousands of chrome-bright aggressive silver salmon fresh out of the surf from the Gulf of Alaska. Time tested, well-built facilities and dependable equipment along with knowledgeable, experienced staff relieves you of any safety concerns in this immense wild country. The silver run on the Tsiu is a strong, long-lasting run that occurs from early August-October.

Fishing

Silvers fight their way in from the crashing surf and travel up-river a short distance to many different deep water holding areas. The river has a sand and gravel bottom and is not particularly swift, so wading is simple and safe. The lack of trees or brush near the river makes casting easy.

Accommodation

The 65-foot, log main lodge features solid teak dining tables and chairs. Comfortable private cabins await guests when they return from the river. Electric heaters warm the cabin and a private bathroom ensures a hot refreshing shower after fishing. Wide boardwalks connect the cabins to the lodge.

Gear

8- or 9-wt. fly-rods are preferred with high-capacity reels (to accommodate those long rocket runs!) and medium-weight casting and spinning gear. We will provide you with a complete gear list including the type of flies and lures that will bring you the most success.

Trip Specifics

From Anchorage charter flights with TransNorthern Aviation are available, an airline well-known for safety, reliability and high standards in air transportation. The scenic flight over Prince William Sound and surrounding mountains is extraordinary in the Super DC-3 aircraft. The firm, sandy beach next to the Tsiu River provides a perfect landing strip for the plane, and is an exciting finale after the festive atmosphere of the flight. This is truly an Alaska bush experience! If you are a duck hunter, they offer a super combo salmon/duck adventure after September 1 at no extra cost.

Rates

$4,450 per person for a 7-day fishing or combination fishing/duck hunting stay after Sept. 1. The season runs from August to mid-October. Air charter fee is not included and is handled separately. The normal fee for round-trip service to the lodge from Anchorage is $650.

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