Located on the Alagnak River, Angler’s Alibi is a fishing camp specializing in one-week giant King Salmon fishing trips, but also offers fly-fishing for Trout, Arctic Char, Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, and Pink Salmon. My family has been coming here for 16 years+. This is true Alaskan fishing in the wilderness lots of fish and not very many people – not the crowded side-by-side fishing experience you will see on the Kenai.
The camp is accessed by means of vintage aircraft with water pontoons.
Angler’s Alibi is the “A-Team” of the Alagnak River, consistently catching more fish than other lodges on the river. The founder of Angler’s Alibi is one of the early pioneers of sport fishing on the Alagnak, and he developed numerous proprietary fishing techniques that provide you with a competitive edge. I am shocked by how many more fish we caught than other boats on the river – I was so happy that at one point I started doing the robot.
The camp generally fishes from early morning until 4 or 5 in the afternoon on the river where the company is located – the Alagnak. You will do several different kinds of fishing in any given day (1) drifting through different stretches of the river with a saltwater rod, bouncing a weighted rig off the bottom (2) fly fishing for various species holed up on the shallows and (3) fly fishing excursions (up to the braids of the Alagnak) or fly-outs to smaller streams where you will catch rainbows. Its nice to mix things up and try different things.
Fishing is followed by appetizer and cocktail hour, which has historically been a major component of the trips. Beer and wine is provided, but consider bringing your own fine wines wrapped in your waders to kick things up a notch – we always do. Maybe some cigars and scotch.
The camp keeps a chef on-hand and delivers excellent overall food quality given the remote location. They frequently make use of a Traeger grill and smoker. Appetizers include smoked salmon, salmon tempura, 7-layer nachos, quesadillas, home-made pizza, chicken strips (from scratch), and more. Main Courses have featured salmon (of course), rosemary-infused prime rib, shrimp tacos with el diablo sauce, chicken parmesan, grilled pork loin rubbed with coffee, cornish game hens, pork ribs, and meat loaf (if requested). Overall the food is excellent. Deserts were surprisingly great, including home made ice cream, chocolate cream puff pastries (made from scratch), various cakes and cobblers.
The fishing is great and you’ll be in good hands with the best guides on the river. You might even feel a little bit bad after a while for the other people you see on the river who chose a different fishing camp, but then you’ll get another fish on the line and forget all about it.