King Salmon Fishing in Larsen Bay, Alaska

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge is located on a secluded lagoon with views of Uyak Bay, which is 60 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak. The nearby village of Larsen Bay is home to about 100 people and according to Travel Alaska is next to some of the best fishing grounds in the Kodiak Archipeligo. During the summer, when the local cannery is open, the population of Larsen Bay swells to 300, and a local mercantile store is open. The store supplies locals and visitors with food, gear, and most importantly – a rare Alaskan treat for those who are off the grid, ice cream! Fishing is the main interest of most visitors to Larsen Bay. The area features protected bays and inlets near the village or the open ocean for salmon, halibut, lingcod and rockfish. DWL is a boat ride away from stream fishing for salmon, steelhead and Dolly Varden. Guests enjoy trips to the Karluk River, which is world famous for its sockeye salmon and king salmon runs. The best King Salmon time is May through July, though fishing is possible any time through December. Halibut, rockfish, and ling cod is great all year round!


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Outfitter before booking your trip.


Trip Includes
All gear required
Professional fish cleaning + vacuum sealing

Trip does NOT Include
Alcoholic beverages
Fishing license
Hotel accomodations before and after you trip
Personal amenities/toiletries/souvenir purchases

You keep catch
There should be at least 50 lbs per person cooler!


Deposit non-refundable.
Reservation requests will be held for 10 days pending a non-refundable deposit. Due to our short season and high demand for space, your reservation may be released for further bookings if deposits are not received. A payment of $500 pp is due January 15, with a final payment due by April 1st. Full payment is required for reservations made after April 1st.


Chinook Salmon

Types of Fishing
Nearshore fishing
River fishing

Fishing Techniques
Drift fishing

Rods & Reels
Tackle box
Rod holders
Trolling motor

Boat Specs

Drift Boat

It’s a 32 ft boat that can accommodate 6 fisherman


The Lodge

Accomodation type:
6 guests
Distance to fishing area:
1 mile



Nick Blanco

Operator since 2015
The lodge is owned by Nicholas John Blanco aka Nick, who has over 10 years of experience in sport fishing throughout Alaska. He appeared on season 7 of Building Alaska, which was called "Next Generation".

Nick Blanco

Operator since 2015

How to get there

Larsen Bay, Alaska, United States

Book with 50% deposit

Once the lodge confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 50% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the outfitter

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the lodge on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: