Beautiful new lodge built in 2014 situated on the shores of Lake Iliamna
Beautiful new lodge built in 2014 situated on the shores of Lake Iliamna

Intricate Bay Lodge sits along the shores of Lake Iliamna in the Bristol Bay Water Shed. There are many fishing lodges scattered throughout Alaska. Few, if any, sit in such a pivotal location. Though the lodge sits on the shores of the lake, it is located in Copper Bay. The location is at the heart of Alaska's most prominent rainbow trout fishery and offers guests a nearly endless opportunity to fish for trophy rainbows.

Sunrise over Angler's Alibi on the Alagnak River
Sunrise over Angler's Alibi on the Alagnak River

Early on an Alaskan morning, the cirrus clouds catch the first rays of sunlight as it bleeds across the sky in a kaleidoscope of pinks and oranges. On a slow morning breeze there is a hint of coffee, muffins, and breakfast. The murmur of the river and the activity around camp single the start of the day. The Alagnak area is prime fishing country, and today we fish. The tidal waters of the Alagnak River are a gateway. It is here that the Chinook, or King Salmon enter the river in search of their spawning ground. It is here that both their journey, and yours begins.

Breakfast is no small affair at the Angler's Alibi. Chef Ben knows how to feed a crew of hungry guides and fishermen. Roll out the Eggs Benedict or the Breakfast Burrito's loaded with smoked salmon, eggs and cream cheese. Chef Ben has your back. This is lip smacking, rib-sticking food that will power your morning. Six out of Five star food is what you get from Chef Ben, and he performs on this level all day every day. Your only jobs of the morning are to eat and fish.

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Dave has one day to go fly fishing near Anchorage during a work trip in September. He gets recommendations from the pros on fly fishing options within a days drive of Anchorage that time of year.
Lucus is going on a 2 week Alaska fishing adventure and looking for some advice from our pros. He's planning a semi-DIY trip where he fishes with a guide one or two days a week and the rest of the week by himself. He gets advice from our pros on some rivers & creeks to target/avoid as well as some other great advice to ensure he has the trip of a lifetime!
Thom gets advice from our pros on fly fishing for Silver Salmon near Anchorage. He'll be there for a business trip and will have one day to fish so he wants to make the most of it. He gets advice from our pros on where to find silvers that time of year and also some additional things he should keep in mind.