Angler’s Alibi is happy to announce that we are 100% booked for the 2012 season! I hope that those anglers that are interested in coming to Angler’s will try to book early this fall for the 2013 season.
We strive to keep Angler’s Alibi, in the Bristol Bay area, a very unique Alaska fly fishing lodge. Our staff is dedicated to the guests at every stage of the day, from the morning wake up call with special ordered coffee or tea, to the way they would prefer their fish filleted and vacuum packed for their trip home.
We would like to note that this season, fly fishing in Alaska can no longer be done with the use of felt sole wading boots. Starting January 1st, 2012 marks the start of the new Alaska law banning all felt sole wading boots. There is no better grip than felt sole boots while wading, but we feel that the possibility of spreading invasive species outweighs the grip factor tenfold.
Angler’s Alibi is almost booked full for 2012. We really only have 1 spot available the third week of July, starting Monday the 16th. This week has experienced the peak of the king salmon run, the peak of the first chum salmon run, and the end of the sockeye run. It is a hard week to beat at Angler’s Alibi on the Alagnak River, one of the best values in a Alaska fly fishing lodge.
This is the season of mass preparation for Angler’s Alibi, one of the best values in the Alaska fishing lodge industry. It is spring, and fly orders are being finalized, food orders set, employee airfare scheduled, and my favorite part is shopping for the new gear and amenities that Angler’s Alibi will offer to our guests this season. Fly fishing in Alaska for salmon and trout is just about one of the best angling adventures one could do in the world, but it is also a very gear specific undertaking.
Many thoughts come to mind when anglers envision what an Alaska fly fishing lodge is supposed to look like, what amenities an Alaska fly fishing lodge is supposed to offer, and what fishing opportunities a true Alaska fly fishing lodge is supposed to offer. At Angler’s Alibi, we do not claim to be the best Alaska fly fishing lodge in the state, but we do claim to be among one of the best Alaska fly fishing lodges. It is no mystery that with a return rate of near 90% that we offer something very special. We take our fishing program very seriously, and second to that is our menu. With only 10 guests, we can custom plan each and every day around the specific desires of the individual guests. We can also offer up special menu items for special dietary restrictions some of our guests have. For example, we make special sugar free ice cream and deserts for a pair of diabetic guests we have, and also home made gluten free items for some guests with wheat allergies. This is just a small example of what we can do with such a small group of weekly guests.
The mighty king salmon are for sure the most sought after species of salmon in Alaska. While they are the largest, King Salmon are also the least numerous…but don’t let this fool you as far as how many king salmon you can catch in a day.
Sure, there are tough days and great days on every river in Alaska – consistency of fishing should be something to consider when looking at locations to target king salmon in Alaska.
Silver salmon fly fishing on the Alagnak River with Angler’s Alibi should be a bucket list item for any serious fly angler. While fishing for silvers on the Alagnak, there are so many salmon that your likelihood of catching a fish on nearly every cast is high. You will catch a mix bag for sure, as chum salmon and pink salmon are always a possibility. If you target more silver specific water, such as the slower, deeper water accessed from a boat, you will no doubt up the ratio of silvers caught in the daily bag.
At Anglers Alibi, we are proud to have a high rate of return visitors because it shows that guests get the Alaska fishing experience they are looking for. Whether that is great Alaska fishing, remote wilderness, or just some quiet time. Below is one ‘testimonial’ from a past guest – you can review additional reviews at the Anglers Alibi TripAdvisor page and contact Anglers Alibi with questions.
Here we offer another review of a guests time fishing with Anglers Alibi in Alaska. You’ll notice they reference fishing with friends that fished with us before – not surprising, as we have a high rate of return guests. Additional testimonials can be viewed at Anglers Alibi Trip Advisor page and we are happy to help with any questions as you plan your Alaskan fishing trip – Contact Anglers Alibi.
Previous posts have talked about some of the considerations to make when planning your Alaskan fishing trip. One idea that we mentioned you should consider is what fish species you want to target. Salmon fishing in Alaska is a dream to most people – when it’s time to make that salmon focused trip a reality, anglers are faced with so many rivers and lodges that the decision process is overwhelming.
So, I wanted to focus on one guests experience salmon fishing with Anglers Alibi because it highlights why the waters our guests fish are so popular for salmon.
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