ALASKA - To the fisherman this word conjures up images of mighty rivers flowing down from snow-capped mountains across desolate tundra, of leaping salmon and big rainbow trout, and of abundant wildlife from the mighty brown bear to the majestic eagles circling overhead. Few places capture this better than the Alagnak River, located in the heart of southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed. This region is home to both the world's largest runs of wild salmon and Alaska's finest trophy rainbow trout fishery.
The Alagnak River meanders 67 miles from the two lakes on the northern end of the Katmai National Preserve to Bristol Bay, and is properly designated as "wild and scenic" by the National Park Service. Access is only by floatplane, resulting in a true wilderness fishing experience. You will share the river with many bear, moose, beavers, bald eagles, and other indigenous wildlife.
The Alagnak Lodge sits atop a bluff overlooking the river, just 5 miles inland from the mouth. Our location in the tidal section of the river is unsurpassed, some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska is literally right on our doorstep.