The 2018 fishing season was nothing short of amazing for us on the Alagnak River in Alaska. A very late run of sockeye salmon and king salmon to Bristol Bay made for a slow start to the first week on the Alagnak but once it got going, just after the 4th of July, we quickly forgot about the first few slower days. The weather was finally “average” with probably a little more rain than usual. This is not the greatest for flying out but was fantastic for our water temperature and keeping the salmon on the bite. Once the sockeye started, they did not stop until the last days of July – late start…but a late, and very good, run!
I am very proud that Angler's Alibi will now offer our new King Camp on the world famous Nushagak River this coming summer. This river is located only a short 20 minute flight from our main location on the Alagnak River.
The Nushagak River of Alaska is on the map for clearly one reason, and that is it’s incredible king salmon runs. The king salmon runs on this river are measured by a sonar system by the Alaska Fish and Game. This sonar count exceeds 100,000 king salmon almost annually! This river has several other rivers and lakes upstream that it supports and is toted as having one of the largest combined salmon runs in the World. Some of the main tributaries of the Nushagak River are the Mulchatna, Nuyakuk, and King Salmon Rivers. This drainage is estimated to be over 280 miles long and supports many villages and sport fish lodges along its path.
The primary contributor, John Perry, is the owner and manager of the lodge. He'll offer fishing summaries and tips too...check back or sign up for the email news to get updates when posted.