When is the Silver Salmon fishing season?   What is the climate like?
  What kind of tackle is used?   What kind of communication is available at the lodge?
  How many species of fish can I expect to catch?   How many fishermen will the lodge accomodate?
  Can we keep the fish?  What is the trip length?
  Do you have a recommended gear list?  What is the staff to customer ratio?

 

 When is the Silver Salmon fishing season?
The Silver Salmon run on the Tsiu River is an extremely strong, long-lasting run that occurs from early August through the end of October.[top of page] 

What kind of tackle is used? 
Fly equipment or casting or spinning equipment is used. Eight or nine weight fly rods are preferred with high capacity reels (to accommodate those long rocket runs!) Medium weight casting and spinning gear are recommended for the Silvers. More detailed information can be found in our gear list.[top of page] 

How many species of fish can I expect to catch
The Silver Salmon are by far our most numerous and popular game fish; however, there are also Dolly Varden Char, Pink Salmon and fall-run Steelhead in the river.
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Can we keep the fish?
Absolutely! The limit is four Silver Salmon per day and a total of eight in possession for the trip. All fish cleaning and freezing occurs at the lodge at no extra charge. Our heavy duty cryovac vacuum packing machine and our efficient “blast freezer” insures your fish are the highest quality. The average Silver weighs about 10 pounds, so you should leave Alaska with about 35 pounds of frozen fillets. They will be packed in an airline-approved, insulated container that will keep fish frozen for approximately 24 hours. [top of page] 

Do you have a recommended gear list?
Yes, you may find our gear list
here.

What is the climate like?
The climate along Alaska's Gulf Coast is typical northern maritime, often with cool temperatures and cloudy skies. During August, however, the sun can be hot and intense and we recommend you bring some sunscreen. During September and October, temperatures vary between 40 and 55 degrees 
in the afternoons, and there may be frost on the ground on clear mornings.  [top of page] 

What kind of communication is available at the lodge?
Our satellite telephone communications will enable you to call anyone anywhere in the world. We also offer limited Wifi via satellite internet service, so you can check emails and make online calls on your phone or laptop.[top of page] 

How many fishermen will the lodge accommodate?
We take up to 14 fishermen per week.
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What is the trip length?
Trips are 7 days, from Saturday to Saturday. You will depart Anchorage International Airport at approximately 10am and arrive on the river at 11:30am. Flights may be delayed due to weather, and we will notify you of any delays or changes.[top of page] 

What is the staff to customer ratio?
We have 9 staff members at the lodge to serve a maximum of 14 guests.[top of page]