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Located in Larson Bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska, Driftwood Wilderness Lodge and Driftwood Wilderness Camp offer a unique opportunity for those interested in fishing, hunting, and experiencing nature at its finest. With a small local population, this area is known for its excellent fishing grounds in Ayuk Bay, where guests can fish for Pacific Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod. Nearby streams and the Karluk River provide ample opportunities for catching Salmon, Steelheads, and Dolly Vardens.

The Lodge provides a comfortable stay with modern amenities including electricity, running water, WiFi, four bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. The Camp, created by Nick Blanco, is a rustic retreat made from driftwood milled on-site, offering a unique and natural setting. This cabin, over 1500 sq ft in size and located by a lagoon, features an outdoor bathroom, kitchen, dining area, and a large deck.

Fishing trips are a highlight, guided by Captain Nick on his 30-foot Stelzar Cabin Motorboat, equipped with the latest fish-finding and navigational tools. Hunting trips for Sitka Black-Tail Deer, Waterfowl, Mountain Goats, and Kodiak Brown Bears are also available, taking guests through the surrounding mountains and forests.

From the Lodge, guests can view wildlife such as whales, deer, bears, and Bald Eagles. The area’s isolation from urban settings offers a more natural and immersive wildlife experience. Stays at the Lodge and Camp are all-inclusive, including guided fishing and hunting trips, three meals a day, and the use of fresh catches in meal preparation. At the end of the stay, all fish and meat are vacuum-sealed for guests to take home.

To get to Larson Bay, visitors first travel to Kodiak Island from Anchorage, followed by a bush plane ride to the Bay. Nick meets guests upon arrival to take them to their accommodation. The Camp and Lodge are suited for those who enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, nature photography, and whale watching. The stay at Driftwood Wilderness Lodge and Camp offers a chance to connect with Alaska’s natural beauty and provides an enriching experience to share with future generations.

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  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams
    5 months ago

    Me and four buddies spent eight days and eight nights with Nick fishing and hunting, what an amazing time!!! I am already booked to go back and I'm bringing my wife with me! We slammed the fish every single day and got a buck, you can't ask for more than that!! We got to drop crab pots, caught some great snow crab and had an amazing meal out of it! The home is rustic but cozy, and we felt right at home! Bear is awesome, a great guy and cook, don't let his looks fool ya :) The food is great and there is always plenty of it! Nick, Beau, Bear, Sister Sarah, and the rest of the crew are great and I can't wait to be back there!

  • Stephen Christie
    Stephen Christie
    10 months ago

    I recently took my son-in-law on a three-day trip in June to Nick’s lodge. It was three days of non-stop, productive fishing. Nick has been guiding trips in Larsen Bay for years and clearly knows where the fish are and how to catch them. We were especially successful in catching halibut each morning as most folks on board caught their limit within the first hour or two before we moved on to other fish in other locations. Nick is a personable and easy-going guy who is at equally at ease with with experienced outdoorsmen or newcomers like me. Everyone had a good time and was able to bring home coolers of fish. The days were well-organized, the lodge food was delicious and plentiful (crabs fresh from the bay!), and the fishing was memorable. Nick’s affordable rates are the best in the area and worth every dollar. We had an amazing time in a beautiful spot with a great guide.

  • Douglas Nagle
    Douglas Nagle
    11 months ago

    I took my 13 year old son to Larson bay for a three day fishing trip with Captain Nick. It was a great time start to finish. Nick is a pro when it comes to finding fish! He had us on the fish within minutes of dropping lines in the water. It was non-stop action all day. He had productive spots for Halibut, Cod, Rockfish, and Salmon. In addition to the great fishing Nick provides a very enjoyable atmosphere and overall experience. He was patient and accommodating with my son while fishing. He went out of his way to point out wildlife and other points of interest and would pause so we could take pictures of the beautiful Alaskan backdrop. We set a couple crab pots and found them full of tanner crabs, which were a great addition to the fresh caught fish and from scratch meals that chef Bear cooked up for dinner each night. I have been on many charter fishing trips. Fishing in Larson bay with Nick stands out as one of the best that I have been on. I would definitely recommend making the trip to fish with Nick and plan on making a return trip!

  • Rachel Nevill
    Rachel Nevill
    6 months ago

    Nick is a master of his craft. Caught a day’s worth of fish in about three hours and learned a ton in the process. This was my first time fishing in Alaska, and I didn’t feel overwhelmed at all. Would definitely recommend!

  • Dakota Porzondek
    Dakota Porzondek
    a year ago

    Nick and his crew did absolutely everything in their legal power to ensure we had great time. I feel unlike the rest of the lodges in the area Nick isn’t just after your money and genuinely cares about showing you a good time. The the camp cook “Bear” is next to none, he makes great home style meals and is all around a very interesting guy! We will be back soon, and trust me if your interested in hunting, fishing or exploring the Larson Bay Area of Kodiak Island please give Nick a call. He’s a straight shooter and won’t makeup a bunch of garbage just to make a sale.

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