Category: The Blog

Migrating South for the Holidays

I’ve lived in Alaska for over 50 years, long enough to know when it’s time to migrate south. For the last five years my wife and I have been blessed to travel to the Cook Islands for the holidays. We rent a small bungalow, motor bike, and cruise the back country for fresh fruits and […]

Building An Alaskan Fishing Lodge From Scratch

 During the winter of 1976 I began sledding logs in for the construction of our Alaskan fishing lodge which would eventually be called Talaheim Lodge. (Tal being short for Talachulitna River and heim meaning home in German.) Logs for our walls and lumber were hauled in by snow machine. Traveling through the woods in […]

Fishing Alaska By Helicopter and Float Plane

Alaska’s vast road-less wilderness offers very little practical transportation options. Air travel being the best means of travel over land, and of course boats throughout Alaska’s waterways. Alaska Lodge operators located in remote areas on large rivers or lakes can utilize float planes to travel from the lodge to fishing spots that are adequate and […]

Talaheim Lodge Client Testimonials

WHAT BIG PHARMA COMPANIES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW Here’s a little something to share around your Thanksgiving table: I just received this client testimonial, from a real client of course. This is not to be confused with Fake News: My husband John Doe was having severe chest pains, shortness of breath, and growing an […]

5 Tips About Fishing in Alaska

Here are five questions (and answers) I get asked all the time about fishing in Alaska. I’ve been in Alaska for 50 years and running my own fishing lodge for over 40, so chances are my answers are better than Google’s. What’s the weather like in Alaska? Is it global warming or global cooling or […]

End of our 42nd year at Talaheim Lodge

A supreme helicopter fly out fishing lodge Like years past, I give thanks to my maker for a successful and safe season come end. Working and flying in the Alaskan bush is not without its risks. At Talaheim Lodge we practice safety over everything else…That’s always been our first priority!! Alaska has been good to […]

Home on the Talachulitna River

Wow, seems like yesterday I was building cabins with tree-fort precision, now 40 years into running Talaheim’s Alaska fishing lodge our tree-forts have turned into a small blue- roofed village, equipped with two helicopter pads and a private runway! But even given the growth, Talaheim is still my home first and foremost. I brought two children into this world and […]

Meet Talaheim’s Alaskan Fishing Guides

Talaheim Lodge takes pride in the fact that we’ve set up an environment that not only continues to attract experts, but retains them. Most of our staff, like our salmon, returns year after year. This season we welcome back all three of our Alaskan fishing guides: Scott, Mason and Doc. Scott’s been a part of […]

Chase Alaska’s Iditarod by Helicopter

Can’t make it to Alaska this summer to heli-fish? Don’t worry! Talaheim’s Alaska fishing lodge is expanding into the winter months by providing a brand new offering: Heli-Fly Alaska’s Iditarod. “This trip was one of my top two life experiences. We can say, before we hooked up with Mark and heli-flew the Iditarod with him, […]