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Angler's Alibi
  • Current Special: 2019 Early Booking Special - Save 10% at Angler's Alibi King Camp

    New in 2019, Anglers Alibi will be offering early season fishing at its King Camp on the Nushagak River...mention this ad and receive a 10% discount on your trip! Anglers Alibi King Camp is on a prime spot of the Nushagak River that boasts premier king salmon fishing on the tides and daily numbers that will blow you away.

    Our float plane service will take you from the King Salmon, AK airport to our camp location on the Nushagak River. The special includes an all inclusive 4-night package at Angler Alibi's King Camp with an option to target trout and grayling on the Alagnak River.

    This special rate of $2,500 per person saves over 10% off the regular pricing.

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

Angler's Alibi is a rustic, yet comfortable, fishing camp on the Alagnak River in the famous Bristol Bay watershed, 23 miles North of King Salmon. This cozy camp is just outside the Katmai National Park boundary, over 250 miles from the nearest highway. Its location on the tidewater section of the Alagnak River means that you don't even need to leave camp to find amazing fishing. No fly-outs means you can spend more time on the river than at other lodges. Or, fly-out to Moraine Creek, Funnel Creek, and other fantastic fishing holes to say you were there. The near 90% guest return rate at Angler's Alibi offers evidence of its excellence.

Angler's Alibi may be the best example of what an Alaskan fishing experience is supposed to be

Angler's Alibi is an authentic Alaskan wilderness experience in a rustic yet comfortable tent cabin camp. This is the place for those more interested in great fishing than the décor back at camp. With excellent fishing at home base, the camp is able to offer nine hours of guided fishing every day, and will even take guests out after dinner. Fish as much or as little as you like.
While fly-outs are unnecessary, optional trips to a number of rivers are available to guests looking for a bit of variety. Moraine Creek and its tributary, Funnel Creek, are the most popular fly-out fishing holes. Want to see Brown Bears and fish Rainbow Trout? An exciting trip to the famous Brooks River is also available. This famed river may have one of the largest average fish-per-mile counts in all of Alaska. You can also fly out to Contact Creek to catch Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, and maybe even some Rainbows. Angler’s Alibi also fishes the Alagnak River Braids, a world famous fishery, on a weekly basis.

Our location – no roads or crowds, just unbelievable fishing, spectacular scenery, and an abundance of wildlife, our years of experience – over 20 years in business; and our guest/guide ratio (2:1) ensure plenty of individual attention

Angler’s Alibi sits at a secluded spot that’s accessible by fly-in only. Its strategic location near salt water means that anglers are well-situated to hook the salmon pouring into the river with the daily tides. With a maximum of 12 guests, staff have an easy time customizing itineraries and changing plans to accommodate guests’ wishes.

World class King, Silver, Sockeye, Chum, and Pink Salmon Alaska fly fishing lodge

The best salmon fishing on the Alagnak is a mere 10 minutes from camp by boat, and great fishing is even available right off the shoreline. The fishing and wading is extremely easy on the Alagnak River, and it’s possible to land all five species of Pacific Salmon without ever leaving camp. Fish for salmon when still in their ocean feeding patterns and full vim and vigor!
King Salmon fishing runs throughout July. Kings are targeted with both fly rods and conventional gear. A 10-plus-weight rod is the thing with which you’ll catch the King. According to the staff, they seem to jump more when hooked on a fly rather than a lure or drift rig. Instead of trolling, guides usually drift or pitch with conventional gear for Kings. They’ve found this to be the most productive, and peaceful, way to catch them. These large salmon average from 25 - 30 lbs. on the Alagnak. Sometimes over 30 of these behemoths can be caught in a day.
Silvers are the most popular species for fly fishing. A Silver Salmon often jumps several times in all directions right after being hooked. The Alagnak River is a top river for Silvers, with most fly anglers averaging 20-30 Silvers per day in mid-to-late August.

Chrome-bright Chum crowd the Alagnak in two distinct runs: one in the second week in July, and one in the last week of July. Due to their lack of color, they’re often mistaken for Silvers. Per pound, they’re the hardest fighting salmon of all, breaking more rods than any other species. The best time to sack Sockeyes is during the first week the camp is open, when millions of salmon swim up the Alagnak River to spawn in the tributaries of nearby lakes. After spawning, these tributaries are great places to catch trophy-sized Rainbows feasting on the eggs. Their jumping and fighting make them a favorite of fly fishers. Pinks, the smallest salmon, only run the Alagnak in even years. It’s true that big things come in small packages – these relative small fries are also the most abundant, and they’re hard fighters that will challenge your casting arm.

The Alagnak River is also a great place to use a spey rod. This wide, wade-able river has hard sand bottoms and mild currents. A spey rod is an excellent tool for swinging to Chum, Silvers, and Pink Salmon coming in over shallow sand bars. Kings can also be caught by this method with a deeper presentation. A 9 wt. spey rod is preferred, and your guide can provide you with one.

While there’s exceptional fishing right at camp, Angler’s Alibi also offers optional fly-outs to some of Alaska's other preeminent sport fishing streams.

  • Incredible Drone footage of Alaska fly fishing!

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Trout, Trout, and more Trout
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Reviewed By on October 17, 2018
  • This is my second year traveling to Angler's Alibi for the best fishing on the planet! I ripped on Silvers last year and immediately signed up for 2018 week #9. Then fate jumped in. John Perry...
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Best trip EVER!
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Reviewed By on August 31, 2018
  • My wife and I headed to Angler's Alibi on a fishing adventure not knowing what to expect. From the minute we arrived on the float plane, to the day we left, the staff, guides, setting, accommodations...
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Alaska Adventure
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Reviewed By on August 31, 2018
  • If you are looking for off-the-chart fishing, incredible wildlife (big bears etc.), wonderful accommodations and great people then Angler's Alibi is for you. I just returned from a week there and...
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