Angler’s Alibi, a true Alaska salmon fly fishing lodge, is almost full for the 2013 season. Planning a trip to some of the top lodges in Alaska is usually done almost a year in advance. Availability is usually scarce. We only have a few spots left for 2013, and some are in the prime time of the year for the highest catch rates for salmon on the fly.
Our Alaska salmon fly fishing lodge is located on the bank of the Alagnak River, right in the middle of the tidewater section. What this means is that as salmon enter the river, they usually travel as far as the tide affects the current of the river. Our lodge is at the middle section of this point! A perfect ambush point on the Alagnak River to intercept fresh pacific salmon on their way up river to spawn. These fish are fresh from the saltwater, Bristol Bay. They are perfect for eating as they have not started to soften up at all in preparation for the spawn.
Fishing for either Silver salmon, King salmon, sockeye salmon, chum salmon or even pink salmon is done with ease from a wading platform. The kings are the only exception as they are fished from the boat as well as they can be in places too deep for wading the famous Alagnak River. A floating line or intermediate line is all that is needed for Silver salmon, chum salmon, sockeye salmon, and pink salmon. These ate fished in relatively shallow water, and even on dry flies excluding the sockeye salmon. The kings we fish for are in a minimum depth of five feet, and as deep as fifteen feet. This depth is suited for a three hundred grain sink tip or a four hundred grain sink tip. The mighty king salmon of the Alagnak River are very aggressive, and will even hit a stripped fly at times. This is very uncommon in most Alaska rivers.