Deshka Wilderness Lodge



    Alaska Interior, AK, USA






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    Land of the Midnight Sun...The Last Frontier...The Great Land...Alaska

    Those words fall short of the actual beauty that is Alaska, where postcard scenery and an abundance of fishing waters and wildlife habitats create an outdoor sports enthusiast's paradise. At Deshka Wilderness Lodge you will experience Alaska fishing, wilderness activities, and Alaska wildlife viewing at its finest. From the moment you arrive in Anchorage, the scenery is breathtaking.

    Our fly-in location gets us faraway from the crowds and into some of the best remote river fishing south central Alaska has to offer. Our riverfront location affords us easy access to many miles of river both up and down stream of the lodge. But you don't even have to get in the boat to catch fish because right out front of the lodge is one of the best fishing holes on the river.

    Once you arrive you will be greeted by wonderful accommodations, great hospitality and no crowds. Our lodge has a comfortable home like atmosphere and since WE TAKE ONLY FOUR GUESTS AT ANY TIME you will receive plenty of personal attention from your hosts, Mike and Linda Yencha, not a staff hired by owners you may never even see. Mike and Linda have been in the lodging and guiding business for over thirty years now and have the experience needed to make your trip enjoyable, exciting and successful.

    Just out the door of our riverfront Alaskan lodge you can fish from shore and hook into a mighty king salmon in the pool out front. Or just a walk around the bend and fish the riffles leading to the pool below and there is no telling what you may catch depending on the time of year. So if you have been looking for an Alaska fishing lodge for a fly fishing trip or if you love to spin cast for fish, here at Deshka Wilderness Lodge we will give you an Alaskan fishing trip to remember.

    What Do We Fish For?

    June 1 to Aug 31
    • Northern Pike
    • Chinook (King) Salmon
    • Coho (Silver) Salmon
    • Chum (Dog) Salmon
    • Pink (Humpback) Salmon
    • Rainbow Trout


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    3 nights / 3 days fishing | Three day package
    5 nights / 5 days fishing | Five day package
    7 nights / 7 days fishing | Seven day package
    2 nights / 2 days fishing | King Salmon 2-day package
    Package available June and early July only.

    Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

    View this lodge's terms and conditions.

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    What's included?

    How many hours of guided fishing?

    8 hrs/day (4 hrs on last day except for 2-day package)

    Return transportation to/from Anchorage      

    Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

    Fish processing:     

    All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:




    Not included: Soda (bring your own), flyfishing equipment


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    Our location on the river above the rock garden offers isolation from the crowds and remote fishing you won't find in many other places. Most of the time we have the river to ourselves. Our jet boats give us access to miles of river and side streams and offers our fishing guests a choice of fishing from the boat or putting on a pair of waders and getting into some great river fishing. Not only will you experience great river fishing and Alaskan scenery second to none but you may even be lucky enough to see Brown Bears (Grizzly), Moose, Eagles or other wildlife while spending the day on the river.

    Accommodations for our guests in the lodge are clean comfortable rooms with private baths. Meals are served in our beautiful dining room with a cozy relaxing atmosphere. All our meals are hearty home cooked meals and if you walk away from the table hungry you have no one to blame but yourself. Breakfast is served early so fishermen are on the river at the optimum time. Shore lunches are provided so you can stay out in the hotspots and keep fishing.

    Dinner and appetizers are back at the lodge in the evening and served early enough so if you wanted to grab your fishing rod and go back out front and fish some more you have plenty of time (if your arms aren't already wore out). After all this is the land of the midnight sun.

    After a great day of Alaska fishing you can unwind and relax in our newly renovated great room.

    Guests can enjoy sitting around our river rock woodburning fireplace as the fire crackles and relive the days events. Or curl up on the couch with a with a good book and a cool drink and get rested up for the next days activities. Either way you will have plenty of comfort and room to relax after a day of Alaska river fishing.

    Bedrooms are comfortably furnished with power and running water twenty four hours a day. Bedrooms have a full and a single bed in them and are based on double occupancy. Each room has its own private bath with shower, sink and toilet. All linens are provided. The rooms are set up that if a guest just wished to sit back in a chair and read a book by themselves they could. Each bedroom also offers TV and DVD player for your private entertainment. Free WiFi is available to our guests throughout the lodge.

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    Average travel time to fishing grounds:

    5 mins

    Other Activities Available




    G3 1860 Jon Boat with a 65 HP Yamaha Jet Drive Motor



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    Deposit required: 50%

    Balance due: 60 days prior to arrival.

    Refunds for cancellations will only be made if space can be fill for previously agreed upon period. Deposits can be transferred to another available date within the season. Deposits for no shows cannot be transferred to other members of the group. We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. Deshka Wilderness Lodge is not responsible for loss of personal property, delays or cancellations due to weather or any circumstances beyond our control.

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    Deshka Wilderness Lodge Policies
    Upon confirmation all guests must sign a contract and liability waiver. After confirmation we will provide guests with an equipment checklist, flight arrangements to our lodge and any information you may need about Anchorage (like hotel/motel information).

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    • all equipment/gear/tackle
    • boats and fuel
    • guiding
    • all meals
    • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only, this is not applicable)
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