At Talaheim Lodge, their sole business is to deliver the finest Alaska fishing experience. While most Alaska fishing trips use float-planes as their means of transportation, Talaheim Lodge uses helicopters. This is the only Alaska fishing lodge with two helicopters for guests' exclusive use. Bush planes are a wonderful way to travel, but their accessibility is limited to waters with enough depth to land or a gravel bar with sufficient length to land and takeoff. The helicopter will get you places no other means of transport can reach.
Talaheim is perfect for fishing couples—small, personal, and in a most beautiful and secluded area not far from Anchorage. All guests will get a one-hour glacier tour late afternoon after fishing, usually "hors d'oeuvres" high in the mountains overlooking their own private glacier and a glacier landing.
The first week of their 2020 season is June 21–June 27. There is a king salmon season this year on the Talchulitna River, and all of their fishing is done wading and swinging flies for king salmon—no fishing out of boats. They had a great run of kings last year, and they’ve established a catch and release season for kings in 2020. The Tal is appropriate for spey rods, and they have some available for use at the Lodge.
Each week begins Sunday morning with a flight to Talaheim Lodge’s private airstrip and ends Saturday evening with a flight back to Anchorage. Both travel days are fishing days, so six nights lodging and seven days fishing.
The large pink salmon runs have now gone over to odd years, so 2020 should not see a large run of pinks, which means local fishing for rainbows will be great all of August.
Click here to see Frontiers’ own Alaska Destination Specialist Tom Gilliland’s blog to Talaheim Lodge. Contact Frontiers for more information.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.