Alaska Fly-out Lodges

Tikchik Narrows Lodge

Tikchik Narrows Lodge

Tikchik Narrows Lodge was started in 1969 by Alaska sportfishing pioneers Bob and Gayle Curtis in the waters of Bristol Bay, and current owner, Bud Hodson, has been managing the lodge since 1986. Over the years, Tikchik Narrows Lodge has grown and developed an incredible network of over 40 boast located throughout the Bristol Bay region.

Bristol Bay is often referred to as the “Salmon factory of the world”, and for very good reason. Tikchik Narrows offers five species of Salmon: King, Sockeye, Chum, Pink and Silver Salmon along with 7 species of fresh water fish: Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden, Lake Trout and Northern Pike.

Tikchik Narrows conducts their fishing in the Western half of Bristol Bay, including: the Nushagak River drainage, Wood River Lakes system, Togiak River drainage, Kulukak River, Tikchik Lakes and some Iliamna water.

Exclusive and semi-exclusive permits allow guests to experience wilderness fishing without crowds. The vast tenure of Tikchik Narrows provides opportunity for challenging fishermen on a fly rod while also accommodating for novices.

Lodging & Dining

The Main Lodge is elevated on natural rock base on the tip of a narrow peninsula which separates Tikchik and Nuyukuk Lakes. It has large comfortable lounging areas with a natural stone fireplace and a unique circular dining room which is suspended above the lake. Both the Main Lodge and dining room are enclosed by large picture windows, which offer a spectacular panoramic view to take in while enjoying our gourmet meals.

There are 7 duplex guest cabins all located on the lake shore overlooking Nuyukuk Lake and the Kilbuck mountains of Bristol Bay to the west. Each room has a full private bath, independent heat and hot water, lots of closet space and shelving, and large picture windows looking out to the lake and mountains. Each day, the Tikchik staff will stock the rooms with ice and snacks. We want you to make Tikchik Narrows Lodge a place you can call home for the week. All guest cabins offer a comfortable environment to rest after a wonderful day of Alaska fishing and adventure.

Tikchik has on-site housing for our 36 staff members. A walk in freezer, walk in cooler, water treatment building, generator buildings, complete maintenance repair shop, a separate building just for aircraft parts and supplies, a large laundry facility, warehouse, and a greenhouse.

Meals at Tikchik reflect the best of Pacific Northwest cuisine with an Alaskan flare. Our gourmet dinners feature Alaska king crab, filet mignon, halibut, a selection of Alaskan fresh fish and shellfish, New York steaks and duck. Produce is flown in weekly and is supplemented by an onsite greenhouse to provide fresh, crisp salads, herbs and vegetables. Dining at Tikchik is far and above what most anglers would associate with a fishing lodge, let alone a lodge as remote as Tikchik. Guests start each day off with a hearty cooked-to-order breakfast or enjoy the breakfast bar of fresh fruits, cereals and baked goods. Lunches are packed picnic-style for a streamside meal or often guides prepare a shore-lunch of freshly caught salmon cooked by one of your expert guides. These shore lunches have quite a reputation and are definitely a pleasure you won’t want to miss.

Getting to Tikchik Narrows Lodge

A number of major airlines service Anchorage with direct connections from the Lower 48. Arrival in Dillingham, Alaska is scheduled for Saturday, and PenAir has daily flights between Anchorage and Dillingham on a Saab turbo prop aircraft.

Once in Dillingham, you will be greeted by lodge staff and transported via float plane to Tikchik.

Expedition Broker can arrange all aspects of your travel including flights, hotels and additional travel while in Alaska at no cost to you. Feel free to use our local expertise to help you prepare for your trip!

What’s Included

  • All meals
  • Lodging
  • Fully guided daily fly out fishing excursions (weather permitting)
  • All fishing tackle and equipment (rods, reels, lures and flies)
  • Transportation between Dillingham and the lodge

Why Go?

  • Offering fly fishing trips of a lifetime since 1969
  • Exclusive permits to some of Bristol Bay’s most fertile water
  • One of the most beautiful lodge locations in all of Bristol Bay



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Location Tikchik
Capacity Maximum of 24 Anglers per week
Type of Lodge Fly-Out Lodge
Target Species Rainbow Trout, 5 Species of Salmon, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike

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