Taking your child or grandchildren fishing at Angler’s Alibi Alaska is a great opportunity to share your passion. If it weren’t for my father who shared his love for fishing with me at such an early age, I may never be where I am today in the fishing industry. The Alagnak River offers such a perfect environment to take kids fishing. The easy wading, coupled with adequate numbers of fresh dime bright salmon, is a prefect place to make it all happen. At Angler’s Alibi, we have 5 guides, plus a 6th professional guide at hand to utilize for after dinner fishing, or assisting with kids at the lodge. We had a great time last season hosting a Grandma and Grandpa, with their two grandchildren. The two boys were ages 8 and 10.
There was concern on our part that the 8 year old would be too young. After a five day trip, the boys left so extremely happy and eager to return to Alaska for more great fishing. If you think that your child is ready for a trip, you should ask yourself these questions:
1. Is this a trip for me, with my son or daughter at my side; or a trip for my son or daughter with me at their side?
2. Does the lodge have very flexible times that we can fish? Or will we be stuck for the entire day with other guests not having the ability to come back to the lodge?
3. Does the daily fishing involve a plane trip with hiking involved? Or, is the daily fishing program very close to the lodge with a short boat ride to prime waters?
These are just a few questions one should ask in regards to taking a child on an Alaskan fishing trip for the first time.