Tikchik Narrows Lodge was started in 1969 by Alaska sportfishing pioneers Bob and Gayle Curtis in the waters of Bristol Bay. At that time the Curtis’s owned and operated Wood River Lodge and Bob used to fly up to the Tikchik Narrows to take his anglers fishing. Bob always considered the Tikchik Narrows of the Bristol Bay area to be the best fishing around. He would walk up on top of the rock knoll at the tip of the peninsula and dream of building a lodge there, which he did in 1969 when he sold Wood River and devoted his time, money and love to Tikchik Narrows Lodge.
Over the years Tikchik Narrows Lodge has grown and developed an incredible Bristol Bay, Alaska sportfishing program with a network of over 40 boats located throughout the region. No other lodge in Alaska has more experience than Tikchik Narrows Lodge.
Your host at Tikchik Narrows Lodge: Bud Hodson, Owner. Bud Hodson owns and operates Tikchik Narrows Lodge in Bristol Bay and oversees all aspects of the operation. He has been in the sportfishing business for the past 40 years, all of which have been in the Wood River/Tikchik Lakes region of Western Alaska. He started out as a fishing guide before advancing to pilot and guide. Bud has built a reputation for developing one of the finest sportfishing operations in the world here in Bristol Bay and stays “hands on” to ensure that Tikchik continues to improve and provide an extraordinary level of service and fishing.
Fly-fishing experience at Tikchik Narrows Lodge: Tikchik Narrows Lodge offers great fishing right in front of the Lodge. Every summer, we can watch the Sockeye Salmon swim past the Lodge from our deck. Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling and Northern Pike can be caught in the “Narrows” in front of the Lodge. Tikchik founder, Bob Curtis, selected this location because of the good fishing. Prior to building Tikchik, Bob Curtis owned Wood River Lodge and he would fly his anglers to the Narrows to fish. In the spring and summer, Lake Trout, Char and Rainbow Trout feed on the baby Salmon migrating through the Narrows. It is quite a sight to see a ball of seagulls and Arctic Terns diving into the water where the fish have pushed a school of baby salmon to the surface. Tikchik also has excellent fishing available from the Lodge by boat. Nuyukuk, Tikchik and Chauekuktuli Lakes offer terrific fishing along with the nearby rivers and streams. Usually, the largest Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike and Arctic Char are taken in the local waters around Tikchik. Our Bristol Bay Fishing Program will allow you take advantage of all of these fantastic opportunities. Click here for quick link country guide.
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Permits: It is best to go online to the Alaska Fish & Game Online Store and follow the instructions to purchase your fishing license. Be sure to add on the King stamp if you will be targeting Kings in July. Print out two copies and pack them in different locations. We cannot guide you if you do not have an Alaska fishing license. We do not sell licenses at the lodge. They can be purchased at the airport store.
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