Our Alaska fly fishing lodge, Angler’s Alibi, is situated on the Alagnak River near Bristol Bay Alaska. This location supports a fishery that is literally right out our door. We experience all 5 species of salmon on the Alagnak River, as well as great trophy Alaska rainbow trout and grayling fishery. This location in Bristol Bay also allows our guests to experience unbelievable Alaska fly out lodge fishing as well in nearby Katmai National Park. We are fortunate to have a great reputation in the lodge business with one of the highest return rates of guests in the state. This return rate should speak volumes in not only our Alaska fishing program, but also our level of customer service we provide to our guests on a daily basis both on the water and off.
At Angler’s Alibi Alaska, we specialize in salmon fishing on the fly. We utilize both single hand and spey rods daily in our quest to catch salmon on the fly. We do not exclude the use of conventional gear to catch salmon at all, and we feel that we specialize in this venue as well. We do focus a bit more on Alaska salmon fishing on the fly though. The king salmon are very difficult to target on the fly all day long, throwing heavy sink tip lines to get down to the depths that the kings prefer.
The Alagnak River ranks as one of the best rivers in Alaska to fish. Part of what makes this river so amazing is that there are no roads that lead to it, and no cruise ships that can access it via small boats. The only way to get to the Alagnak River is by float plane. The Alagnak River starts out high in the Katmai range in Southwest Alaska. This area, also called Katmai National Park, is one of the most famous places on earth for anglers. The Alagnak river actually originates from 2 distinct lakes. These 2 lakes, the Nonvianuk and the Kukaklek Lake, both have tributaries that are necessary for the spawning life cycle of sockeye salmon. These tributaries are also noted as having some of the best trophy trout and char fishing in all of Alaska.
Catching Alaska salmon while fly fishing is something that has been done for generations in this great state. The pure act of intercepting these magnificent fish on there way up river from the salt is very addicting. Salmon fly fishing is similar in many ways to fishing for steelhead trout. The main difference is that there are many more salmon than there are steelhead trout. The other major difference is that the steelhead go back to the ocean, where the salmon end their life cycle after spawning.
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