We offer a variety of packages designed to give the flexibility
to adapt to the changing salmon runs, and the migratory nature of all the
species we target, both salmon and native stream fish such as rainbow trout,
grayling and char.
rainbows. (See below for more about tidewater salmon fishing). Optional
other species of fish.
To learn more about each of the fish
species we target, please click on the links below
Pink Salmon Silver Salmon
Arctic Char Northern Pike
Why is tidewater important for salmon fishing?
of our salmon fishing
takes place in the tidal waters of the Alagnak River, literally on the doorstep of
the lodge. For freshwater salmon fishing, there is a simple rule....the closer
you are to the ocean, the fresher the fish, and the better the fishing!
Pacific salmon enter the river on the incoming tide, and will make
their way upriver to spawn and then die. The fish ride the tide as far as it
will take them, then stop and stage in the tidal section. Bristol Bay Tides are usually in
the range of 12-18 feet in size, at the lodge the river is at an elevation of
about 16 feet. So, a smaller tide will push the fish into the river a mile or
two below the lodge, whereas a bigger tide will push them above the lodge a mile
or two, before they start to stage. Either way, the fish are not too far away!
The tidewater also offers the best wade fishing on the Alagnak, there are
numerous sandbars to be fished, both at high and low tides.
Once they enter the fresh water, they
face a journey upriver that will gradually deplete their energy reserves, which
are not being replenished since they stop feeding in the fresh water. Also, once
they enter the fresh water, their bodies will start to deteriorate due to their
change in environment from salt to fresh water, and as they prepare for
Many visitors travel to
Alaska each year searching for the experience of fishing salmon renowned for
their strength and spectacular leaps. If this is what you are looking for in
your Alaskan fishing adventure, then make sure you are fishing salmon in
Many of the salmon we catch still have sea lice clinging to them, a sure
sign that the fish has been in fresh water less than 24hrs.
Notice that this fish is still chrome bright in color.
This salmon was full of energy and fight!