Location: Tikchik Narrows Lodge is located in Southwest Alaska in the 1.5 million acre Wood-Tikchik State Park . Bordering the State Park to the west is the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge which encompasses 4.7 million acres of land. The Wood -Tikchik system contains 13 major lakes which stack one above the other. The western edge of the lakes extend, in beautiful fjords into the rugged Kilbuck Mountains. Togiak Wildlife refuge contains 3 major river systems draining the Kilbuck Mountains to the southwest.
Only accessible by float plane and is over 300 miles from the nearest connecting roads system. Unlike most other Alaskan Lodges, Tikchik Narrows Lodge is totally isolated. We are not located in a town or village. Our neighbors are the undisturbed fish and wildlife which abound in this area.
Fishing: Nowhere else in the world will you find a greater variety and volume of sportfish than in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Called the “Salmon factory of the world,” Bristol Bay offers five species of Salmon: King, Sockeye, Chum, Pink and Silver and 7 species of fresh water fish: Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Lake Trout and Northern Pike.
Flyfishing: Many Fox Bay guides are expert fly fishermen. A week at Tikchik Narrows Lodge can be equal to a week at a professional flyfishing school. Whether you want to learn fly tying, casting, presentation or how to fight a big fish, you can be assured that our guides have the skill and patience to teach you.
Fish right in front of the lodge. It is not uncommon to see salmon from our deck. Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Sockeye Salmon and Pink Salmon can all be caught in the narrows in front of the lodge.
Fish the entire western half of Bristol Bay which includes the Nushagak, Wood River, Tikchik Lake, Togiak River drainages and some Iliamna waters by boat. The waters we fish vary in size from very large rivers to tiny streams and everything in between. by boat. Nuyukuk, Tikchik, and Chauekuktuli Lakes offer great fishing, along with numerous rivers and streams nearby. Usually the largest Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike and Arctic Char are taken in the local waters near the lodge by our guests.
Fish the lake and the interconnecting shorter rivers between the lakes. The rivers that we fish in the western half of Bristol Bay produce about 75 percent of the King Salmon, Silver Salmon and Chum Salmon caught in the entire Bristol Bay drainage.
Travel: Plan on arriving at Dillingham, Alaska Saturday am. Our staff will be in Dillingham to meet your flight and we will assist you with all luggage transfers and transportation to our float planes for the flight to the lodge. You will be returned to Dillingham to meet your flight home.
Schedule and Equipment: Breakfast is served at 7 a.m. The airplanes and guides are ready to depart shortly after breakfast. We return to the lodge each evening between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dinner is served at approximately 7 p.m.
Each day’s fishing assignments are scheduled the evening before. Where we fish each day will depend on each fisherman’s preference. Each evening our guests will know where they are going, who their pilot is and who their guide will be. The pilots and guides meet with the guest after dinner to suggest which tackle to take and to let the fishermen know how to prepare for the next day’s fishing adventure.
Airplanes – We own and operate 4 float equipped aircraft. We have three – 6-passenger DeHavilland Beavers, along with one 4-passenger Cessna 206 on floats. Our aircraft are in excellent condition and are well-maintained throughout the entire season.
Boats – We keep boats and motors (some jet equipped) on six different rivers throughout the season. The use of these boats allows our guides the mobility to provide our fishermen with the best fishing every day. We also have several boats at the lodge for fishing our local waters.
Father/Mother & Son/Daughter Week
“Share the Dream”
This will be our 21st annual Father/Mother and Son/Daughter Week. This is the first full week of our season. The temperatures are warm – 55 to 70 Degrees F. during the day…. and the days are endless in the land of the Midnight Sun.
We have very good fishing for all of our fresh water species at this time. In fact, this week offers of our finest char, lake trout, northern pike and rainbow fishing. We will also be fishing for Chinook (king) salmon on the Nushagak River. Every year we have had some of our best King Salmon fishing this week. Why wait!
All Rounder Weeks
September 13 – 20 (Saturday to Saturday), is early enough for excellent Silver Salmon fishing and late enough to offer terrific trophy Rainbow Trout fishing and waterfowl hunting.
September 20 – 28 (Saturday to Sunday), This week offers our best bird hunting and fishing for our fresh water species especially large Char & Rainbow Trout. We are still catching fresh Silver Salmon and we have added on an extra day to the week to compensate for possible bad weather days.
We feature our last two weeks of our season for your “All Rounder” activities. Fishing, waterfowl and Ptarmigan Hunting. Despite Alaska’s reputation for bad weather in late September, this will be our 14th year offering our combination trips.
Weather …….. Cooler temperatures and less daylight hours are the reasons many anglers shy away from Alaska in late September. Daytime temperatures range in the mid- 50’s to low 40’s. Night temperatures will drop to the low 40’s to low 20’s.
Fishing ……. The fishing is excellent for all of our fresh water species. In fact anglers put up with the cooler temperatures because the fishing is so good. The Rainbow Trout will be active showing off their deep red vivid stripe. The Char will have turned that beautiful gold and pink that they are so famous for. With most lodges closed down, our Silver Salmon fishing can be very good. We will still be catching sea lice fresh salmon on un crowded waters.
Bird Hunting ……. We combine these weeks with Duck and Goose hunting and Ptarmigan. Our duck hunting is over decoys wit well trained dogs and bag limits are usually taken each day. We fly out to coastal areas and shoot the coastal ponds. We also feature a overnight hunting cabin located in the middle of the Alaska Peninsula flyway for ducks and geese.
Example Rates – subject to change by operator
Saturday through Saturday – $6,975 per person per week, double occupancy.
Father/Mother & Son/Daughter Week:
June 14 – 21, 2008. The Father/Mother is full price $6,975 and the son or daughter is 1/2 price of $3,487. For each paying adult the second person is 1/2 price. Example, a father with 3 sons or daughters would be 2 at full price and 2 at 1/2 price. A father with 2 sons or daughters would be full price for the father or mother, 1/2 price for the first sibling and 2/3 for the second sibling. See details below.
All Rounder Weeks:
September 13 – 20 and September 20 – 28, 2008. Price – $6,375 per person per week. See details below.
All of our trips include: All meals, lodging (based on double occupancy), lures & flies, both fly fishing and spin fishing rods & reels, fully guided daily fly out fishing excursions (weather permitting) and transportation between Dillingham and the Lodge.
Our trips do not include: Personal gear, liquor, fishing licenses and gratuities.
The 2008 season starts with the Father/Mother & Son/Daughter week June 14 and ends September 28.