Seasons Greetings, Winter 2018


Anglers and Friends,

I would like to THANK YOU, the fishers, friends, and family that have joined us at Saltery Lake Lodge in the past decade. It was another great year for Saltery Lake Lodge.

Up here in Fairbanks, we've had a chilly winter but that makes us all the more excited for the salmon season to come.

2017 gave us some great moments to celebrate including the return of many anglers who have become much more than clients, a higher-than average sockeye run, oversized silvers, and memories that we can't forget.

I’m thankful to have had the ability to improve Saltery Lake Lodge, making it a better place to fish and enjoy. This year we installed a new battery bank making our solar panels even more efficient which has lessened our impact on this environment that we love. Our goal and vision as a team is to make something better every summer and with your help, we've been able to do so.  We will also see the return of the Cessna 185 floatplane that was damaged in the windstorm of 2015.  This aircraft was purchased new by my grandfather so there is a lot of nostalgia there for me.  It also packs the most powerful engine you can fit into a 185 so the power to weight ratio is out of this world.  It will feel like a homecoming when Cessna 2772J returns to Saltery Lake! 

2018 is shaping up to be our best summer yet. We have anglers coming from every corner of the globe. Our excellent staff, including returning guides Chris Starr, Nick Slomski, & Elliott Adler as well as the areas salmon, trout, and char can't wait see you again.

Lastly I owe a big thank you to my business and life partner, Chef Alana Cantil for her help with the lodge. Those of you who joined us in 2017 were able to appreciate her culinary mastery and hospitality. She has been dutifully meal testing all winter long in preparation for a new improved menu for this summer.  Thankfully, I have the opportunity to participate in the selection process, and for that, I am a lucky man!


Dave Magoffin