At Angler’s Alibi, we consider our Alaska guided fishing lodge to be the top tier of all river lodges. We have the highest guest to staff ratio with 10 to 9, and a 2 to 1 guide ratio. It is this employee base that allows us to offer unbelievable customer service to all our guests. This is only part of the reason why we have such a high return rate of guests. Our guided fishing program offers more quality time than just about any other place you could ever travel to in Alaska for guided fishing. We offer 9 1/2 hours a day of guided fishing before cocktail hour, then if guests wish to fish the evenings, we offer more guided fishing time until our 10pm curfew. This extra time on the water is seldom used though as our guests are usually very tired from a full day on the river, catching salmon all day long.
Our Alaska fly out lodge is one that does not have to fly out daily to experience the amazing fishing that Bristol Bay has to offer. Our Alaska fly out lodge is located on the tidewater section of one of the best salmon rivers in all of Alaska, the Alagnak River. Angler’s Alibi offers fly outs to nearby Katmai National Park and Preserve, and we take an average of one fly out per week. This is only an average, because when the salmon start to spawn in the mountains, we usually end up taking at least two fly outs per week.
Angler’s Alibi is a great example of what an Alaska salmon fly fishing lodge should be. We are literally right on the Alagnak River. With this location right in the center of the tidewater section of the Alagnak River, we can fish for Alaska salmon on the fly every day we are open. We are only open starting around July 1, and end in late August. Every day we are open, we have fresh Pacific salmon pouring into the Alagnak River. Catching Pacific salmon on the fly is what we do at Angler’s Alibi, as well as target Alaska trophy rainbow trout. Out location ensures that our guests will not have to travel far to experience the best fly fishing Alaska has to offer. Our maximum boat ride for targeting Pacific salmon on the fly is no longer than 10 minutes. If our guests elect to take an optional fly-out, these are anywhere from a 25 to 60 minute rides.
The Alagnak River is one of the top five salmon rivers in the world. It originates from the mountains and streams of Katmai National Park. The famous Funnel Creek, Moraine Creek, Kulik lake and River all feed the mighty Alagnak River. These lakes and rivers eventually feed into two major lakes, the Nonvianuk and Kukaklek. It is from these two famous lakes, that the Nonvianuk and Kukaklek rivers flow. These two rivers eventually branch and form the Alagnak. The local name for the Alagnak River is the Branch River. A very mountainous area sits above the Alagnak.
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