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Alagnak Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $5,000 to $6,000 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

The Alagnak Lodge sits along the Alagnak River in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The Alagnak Lodge is a true lodge with all guests rooms located in the same building. The modern lodge features modern amenities and a variety of room types. Guests can opt for family or group rooms, couple rooms or rooms for single travelers. Guests appreciate the steam room and a soothing, relaxing atmosphere that it provides after a long day of fishing.

Dining here is awesome. Breakfast is made to order. Lunch is served hot and dinner is a full feature event. Expect top quality food and ingredients. Dinners consist of NY Strip Steak, Halibut, King Crab, and of course salmon. There is freshly made bread, desserts, and guests enjoy the all you can eat buffet for dinner. Dive in and enjoy the bounties of a long day fishing

Fishing In the Bristol Bay Watershed

This is a fisherman's paradise. The local rivers are the gateway that millions upon millions of salmon use to migrate to their historical spawning grounds. There is a dance here that happens quietly, and that is unseen by many. Look around at all of the wildlife. It is all tied to the annual runs of the salmon and the influx of nutrients that they return to the land.

The Bristol Bay Watershed is home to all five species of Pacific Salmon. In these waters fishermen seek the monster trophy fish, those being the King Salmon. Kings weigh between 20-60 pounds on average, but can top the 120 pound mark. The Silvers are the next largest, and a good sized silver weighs 20-30 pounds. It is the Silver Salmon that put the word sport into sports fishing. They are legendary for their fight, display, and tenacity. The Pink Salmon are the most common, and they spawn in the rivers only on the even numbered years. The Sockeye Salmon are beautiful and when the run peaks, the rivers are Red with fish. The Tiger (Chum) Salmon are quite beautiful. They feature red and green strips that look something like camouflage. All of these fish are good eating, but each is prized for something unique.

The Other Fantastic Fish on the Alagnak

Along with the Salmon is a host of other fish. Most notably is the Rainbow Trout. These opportunistic fish can hit the 18 pound mark in some of the local rivers. There are also Grayling, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Char. If you find you have had your fill of Salmon fishing, the little three pound Char make an amusing target. They are smart. They will drive you crazy. They will gather around your fly and decide if it is worthy of their time. When they do bite, it is almost always because they took pity on the fishermen. In all honesty, they are not that bad, but they require both luck and mental agility. Be the Fish!

The Alagnak River -- Paradise

In the heart of the Bristol Bay Watershed is the Alagnak river. It may rival the Kenai River for the title of the best place to fish. Guests of the lodge are lucky enough to stay right above the river. Evening is the perfect time to cast your fly into the water right below the lodge. In the day, fisherman are treated the best fishing spots by expert guides.

Come and enjoy Alaska. The fishing here at Alagnak Lodge is something that you will always remember, and in its subtle way, Alaska will call you back again.

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Great Dealings Despite Cancelled Season
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 3, 2020
  • We were to be at Alagnak Lodge for several nights in early July 2020. Due to the COVID situation, the lodge was closed for the season and we unfortunately were not able to make it there. Tony (the...
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Second visit to Alagnak Lodge
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 27, 2019
  • Visited with my wife in August of 2019. This was our second trip to the lodge, and as with our first, we had a great time. We were there for 8 days. Spent 7 days on the river and took a fly out to...
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Overall I was disappointed
2.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 16, 2019
  • We will be telling stories from this trip for a long time. Some will be good, some will be bad. We enjoyed the food, the scenery, and the personalities. John?s cooking was fantastic and I really...
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