Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak in Larsen Bay, Alaska

Managed by Nick Blanco

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Nick is only 31, but he has lived full time in Alaska for almost 10 years. He's worked as a fishing guide or assistant for more than 10 years. Now a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain, Nick has been in Larsen Bay for seven seasons. Most importantly, he knows where the halibut and salmon are biting!

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak Trips

Kodiak, Alaska is a prime destination for both Salmon and Halibut fishing. Located right in the Gulf of Alaska, the waters around this mountainous island are home to tons of sportfish, and Captain Nick and his 32' Kita sportfishing vessel are ready to take you to find some trophies! As you board the boat, Captain Nick will give you a quick briefing and then it's time to hit the water. He knows all the best spots in the area and will take you to the most productive fishing grounds. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, Captain Nick will provide everything you need for a successful day of fishing, including top-of-the-line fishing equipment and bait. To catch trophy Salmon, you'll troll a variety of lures at a slow speed. You can also cast out to attract fish to the top of the water column! Salmon are a great fighters and are an absolute blast to fight once hooked. Halibut are bottom-dwelling fish, so you'll be using heavy tackle and bait to target them. Captain Nick will show you the proper techniques for catching these bottomfeeders and will provide expert guidance throughout the trip. The thrill of reeling in a massive Halibut is unmatched, and you'll have the chance to catch fish weighing up to two hundred pounds! As you fish, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery. Kodiak is home to a huge National Wildlife Refuge, and the area is teeming with wildlife. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, seals, and even whales as you fish! At the end of the day, Captain Nick will clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a delicious meal. A charter fishing trip with Captain Nick is the ultimate outdoor adventure and a great way to experience the beauty and bounty of Kodiak, Alaska. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Larsen Bay

6-Day Wilderness Lodge Trip

100% (3)
32 ft 1 - 4 People From $3,475 / person

Recent Reviews of Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak

Jeff H


I have fished with others in Larsen Bay but this was absolutley the best experience ever. Do you want a guide that will push himself to get you on big fish? Do you want to fish for a variety of fish, places, and fill your freezer? Do you want to get to places other guides save for themselves? Do you want amazing food while there? Then Nick Blanco, Bear, and the Driftwood Wilderness Lodge is for you. I can’t say enough about how much better this trip was than others and have to go back. Better book your trip before everyone else finds out how much better the fishing and experience is with them. I feel really fortunate to have found him and wonder if i should not leave a review so others will not know how good he really is, but at the end of the day, Nick and Bear deserve to be known for being the best. I just hope he will have openings next season. My boys and i have memories that will never fade and we raise a toast to Nick for being the reason.

Laci E.


My husband(who doesn’t have FB) gives Nick and the whole experience an A+++++ Great accommodation, food, hospitality , fishing opportunities and very fun and skilled individual! Their whole group cannot wait to go back again!

Kory K.


Nick was an awesome guide and had us on fish early and often all 4 days we stayed there. The food was excellent as was the hospitality. We ended up coming home with a lot of amazing fish and memories to accompany our catch and our time there. We had a group of 6 and were accommodated perfectly, although smaller groups would certainly share a similar experience. Will most certainly be coming back. Cosy atmosphere · Good for backpackers


Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish


Bottom Fishing, Fly Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge, Seaview Ln, Larsen Bay, AK, USA | Bodies of water fished: Uyak Bay

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