Dierick’s Tsiu River lodge has been Family owned and operated since 1997. Greg Dierick has been fishing this river since he was a boy. Greg and his father, Ed, built the lodge on the Tsiu River after over forty years of fishing here in this Alaskan wilderness paradise. The Dierick family’s experience on fishing on the Tsiu River is the same experience they want to share with you.
The fishing lodge is located 120 miles north of Yakutat, Alaska nestled between the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountain Range and the Gulf of Alaska.
The Tsiu River, pronounced “si – u,” is a clear, pristine river that is home to a world-class run of Silver Salmon (Coho Salmon.) The Tsiu River is shallow and has a sandy bottom which makes it easy and safe to wade across. Whether you are a a fly fisherman or you want to spin fish, you will have the time of your life fighting the aggressive Silver Salmon as they pour into the river on their upstream migration.
Our season here in Alaska at the Tsiu River Lodge runs from the first week of August until mid-October. During this time, you will be able to sight cast to thousands of chrome bright Silvers, fresh in from the Gulf of Alaska. There are massive numbers of Silver Salmon (Coho) in the Tsiu River at this time as it is the peak of the Salmon run.
Silver Salmon are not the only quarry that we pursue at Tsiu River Lodge. The Steelhead start running in September and continue through the remainder of the season. Although more wary and elusive than the Silver Salmon, these fish are prized for their cartwheeling aggressive battles that frequently test the limits of your fishing tackle.
In addition to the Silver Salmon and Steelhead, Sockeye Salmon, Pink Salmon and Dolly Varden Char are also present in the river. If you are here earlier in the season, you will likely encounter the bright red Sockeye or on odd years, the Pink Salmon. The Dolly Varden are always present and can add some diversity to your fishing day.