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Dierick's Tsiu River Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $1,500 to $2,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

Dierick's Tsiu River Lodge sits along the Tsiu River in the famous Bristol Bay Drainage System. The lodge is remote and sites between Cordova and Yakutat on the Gulf side of Alaska. This is a lodge that offers a comfortable, clean, and practical base for those who love to fish. Guests enjoy private wood-framed cabins. There is a drying room, fish processing room, main kitchen and dining room, and a room for recreation.

Great Food, Good Fishing, and A Beautiful River

The food here is outstanding, and it is available in large quantities. Expect home cooked breakfasts with eggs, meats, and pancakes available. Lunch is served at the lodge or on the river and usually consists of deli style sandwiches. Dinner is a gourmet affair. It begins with a salad bar and progresses to your main course with seafood and meat such as prime rib, turkey, Cornish game hens, etc. Even without the fishing, Dierick's Tsiu River Lodge is worth the adventure just for the food.

Fishing the Tsiu River

The Tsiu River is long and fairly shallow. It features clear water with a sandy bottom and for Salmon and Trout, the Tsiu makes the perfect habitat. The river's flow makes the Tsiu a good spot for fly fishermen or spin casters. The wide open valley on both sides of the river makes backcasting on a fly rod much easier. The lodge sits near the mouth of the Tsiu, and that means fish that are full of fight. It also means that a variety of flies or lures works well here. Expect the Tsiu River to deliver an outstanding fishing opportunity.

Fishing Species of the Tsiu River

In the early part of the season, Middle of July you might catch sockeye salmon. The biggest run of fish on the Tsiu is Silver Salmon. These are amazing fighters that are well known for their acrobatic displays. The heaviest part of the Silver Salmon run is throughout August and into September. By September, the Steelhead are beginning to show up. It is a fine day of fishing to land both a Silver Salmon and a Steelhead. Steelhead run through December, but the best time fish for them is September and into October. The Dolly Varden Char swim with the silver salmon, much the same way that rainbow trout swim with the king and Sockeye Salmon. Dolly Varden are amazing fish to battle. They are not as flamboyant as the silver salmon, but they have quite a bit of sport and fight to them. They are also smart fish. If you give them any slack, they will slip the hook or snap your line. Dolly Varden are in the same family as Salmon and are wonderful eating fish. On the odd numbered years, you may also encounter pink salmon. Pink Salmon are smaller, but also great to eat. The lodge can arrange charters for Halibut fishing out of Yakutat too.

August, September, and October are chancy months for the weather in Alaska. It is possible that a storm can roll in during any part of the year, but the closer you get to late fall and winter the higher the odds of a storm and snow. The good news about fishing in Alaska is that the salmon will still strike a nice fly even in the rain.

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5.0 out of 5 6 Google Reviews
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5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 3 months ago on Google
  • Absolutely incredible experience. We got to fish so much over our week stay, and we had the best time. The food was amazing, the hospitality was next level, and we caught massive salmon. I'm already looking forward to going back, whenever I'm lucky enough to.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 8 years ago on Google
  • I have stayed at Diericks Tsiu River Lodge 3 times over the last 6 years and they are simply the best. The fishing is incredible, way beyond anything I could wish for. The service by Gregs staff is the best. Everything from the guides, meals, and cabins are 1st class. The Silver Salmon fishing is unbelievable! On any given day we would catch 50+ fish and be absolutely wore out from the action. Im looking forward the many return trips
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 8 years ago on Google
  • tahoe mike, i was recommended on a trip in brazil, agua boa lodge, peacock bass, where i met a man from seattle who has been to dierick more than multiple times, i told him i wanted a good silver salmon trip! he said go no further than diericks tsiu river lodge... here is what i found out. if you want to catch silvers all day... here is the place. their web-site claims 25 fish give or take a day. as with most of us, if you can cast your line out well enough, the 25 number is more than very attainable. a lot of us go north to alaska to catch multiple ( lots) of large fish in a situation like this diericks holds up his end very well on this, lots of silvers here. mike and his team in the kitchen offer up 3 different excellent entrees every night on a changing revolving menu, you will not starve here and the quality is excellent. his guide staff is more than attentive to all your needs including fishing after dinner well until dark if you just want more, there are lots of silvers here! this place holds up to it`s end very well. i give it a 10 if you want to catch fish, no doubt in the future i will visit here again, mike grant of lake tahoe
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 4 years ago on Google
  • Great food, great fishing, great hosts! You can?t go wrong here!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google

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