There are many fishing lodges in the Bristol Bay Watershed that offer fly fishing for all 5 salmon species, and the Alaska trophy rainbow trout. With so many lodge choices, the decision on where to go can be overwhelming. Based on my earlier post regarding 3 questions when planning an Alaskan fishing trip, I would highlight a few key points to consider when choosing a lodge.
Total Anglers in a Week: At Anglers Alibi, we think it is important to not feel like a number while staying at an Alaska fly fishing lodge that takes a large number of guests. When a lodge accepts a smaller number of guests per week, it is easy to not only pair up like minded anglers but also to let the guests set their own schedules every day instead of a set schedule.
Guest to Guide Ratio: this is important because if you have to share a guide with more than one other guest then you will end up waiting for help from your guide while they attend to the other guests needs. Anglers Alibi works to keep the ratio tight (2:1) so that we can offer the attention needed to catch a lot of fish with limited downtime…and maximize the value provided.
Staff to Guest Ratio: similar to guides, most guests prefer more attention (when they want it) while in camp. We find that our guests appreciate that they can let all their daily worries go away and enjoy time fishing and relaxing back at camp while being attended to by a large staff. Check out our TripAdvisor Reviews to hear what guests say.
Proximity to Daily Fishing: a huge factor when considering an Alaska fishing lodge because you may not want to spend nearly an hour of travel time every day to get to your intended fishing spot. Consider the pros/cons of the options and you will cut down the lodges you’re considering quickly based on what’s important to you.
Angler’s Alibi is a little biased but we believe we check every box when considering the above points. We take a maximum of 10 guests per week with 9 staff members to help when needed, guest to guide ratio of 2 to 1, and are literally located right on the Alagnak River. These factors have resulted in return rates near 90% . Contact Angler’s Alibi if we might check off all the boxes (or you have questions).
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