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#9 of 17 Specialty lodging in King Salmon
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Angler's Alibi, a premier Alaska fishing lodge, may be the best example of what an Alaskan fishing experience is supposed to be. 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, and an Alaskan fishing program tailored to your expectations.Our location on the tidewater section of the Alagnak River means that we have great fishing right off our shoreline, even right off the dock! We utilize 6 guide boats, 6 guides, and take only 12 guests per week. This makes our fishing program very easy to customize according to the guests' wishes. We offer 9 hours of guided fishing every day, and if that is not enough, we will take guests out after dinner until our 9pm curfew. If this is too much time fishing and not enough time relaxing, no problem - we let the guests dictate how much time they want to fish.

We are fishing for king, sockeye, silver, chum & pink salmon when they are still in their ocean feeding patterns, chrome bright and full of fight. It is possible to land all 5 species of Pacific salmon without ever leaving camp. The fishing and wading is extremely easy on the Alagnak River. The best salmon fishing on the Alagnak River is within a ten minute boat ride from camp and some of the very best fly fishing water on the Alagnak River is literally right out our front door. We also provide optional guided fly-outs to some of Alaska's other very best rainbow trout, arctic char, and grayling streams.

Thanks for checking us out online. Make sure to consume the photos, day-in-the-life, and other camp information, and call us to book a premier Alaska fishing lodge trip of a lifetime!

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Richard W wrote a review Sep 2022
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Be prepared to spend HOURS waiting for charter flights and floatplanes to get you to and from Angler's Alibi. These flights are mandatory, and set up by Angler's Alibi. However you will wait for hours in limbo waiting for the planes. They are always late/delayed. Prepare to spend the COMPLETE first and last days of the trip waiting for planes to transport you to and from Angler's Alibi. It will definitely test your patience and you may miss connecting flights returning home. Otherwise, once you get to Angler's Alibi you'll have a good time. It just needs to streamline the transportation service.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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John L wrote a review Sep 2021
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I traveled with 3 friends to Angler’s Alibi for week 10 in 2021. Easily one of the best trips of my life. I went in with really high expectations—big b-day, postponed trip from 2020, bucket list, first time in AK, etc. This trip surpassed all of it. The fishing and scenery were incredible. Staying flexible was important during the week due to fog/rain/weather, but each day the camp geared up to maximize the day. AA is the perfect combination of being “way out there”, off the grid, and having most of the comforts of a permanent lodge. We ended the week with a spontaneous overnight, fly-out trip that was likely the best thing I’ve ever done. It was a big lift, but when the decision was made to go, the entire camp mobilized gear/food/supplies to make the trip happen. JP runs a terrific place and his crew are all super fishy, friendly, and committed to the operation. Excellent communication over the past 2 years with JP. He responded/answered questions quickly and thoroughly. Jim, Landry, Thermo, Jackson, Jeff, Russell, TR, Chase, Carson, Will, and JP—a huge thanks for making that week so memorable. We’re definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Moe1 wrote a review Aug 2022
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Highly disappointing! 3 stars only for the lodge staff and cook. Otherwise it would have been 1 star. Half of the guides that I was guided by were great, 2 were clearly doing me a favor. Owner was in the lodge every evening but did not engage with me at any time during our trip, only 12 guests. Took a $600+ flyout and our lead guide was more interested in taking pictures of wildlife that getting us on fish. Sorry, but would not recommend them to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Jerry May wrote a review Aug 2021
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Started to say trip of a lifetime but since I’m planning on going back, I’ll wait on that. Awesome lodge, awesome guides, awesome staff and awesome river. Everything was as advertised (including charter flight from Anchorage). Made trip with my two sons. Amazing family experience. JP and his staff were great hosts and the camp/food were great. Guides adapted to your abilities and kept you on fish. BTW, fishing was fantastic. Thanks to all for a great trip
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Drew M wrote a review Aug 2021
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I was lucky enough to stay here with my brother and father for week 5. This camp is a top notch place. We were unable to come in 2020 but it was well worth the wait. JP explained thoroughly in emails all of the changes due to the pandemic well in advance with the charter from King Salmon.(kind of hard to miss) Everyone at the camp was amazing from the Guides to the Chef to the Camp Hands. Oh, and the fishing is amazing. I can’t wait to get back there someday. Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jenn Radcliffe wrote a review Jul 2021
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I have visited Anglers’ Alibi as a guest with my Dad and Husband for many, many years. You will not find better guides or camp staff anywhere else, this year was no exception! We went week 2 in early July and the fishing was incredible!! John Perry runs a fantastic lodge with guides that have an incredible amount of knowledge, I would dare say the best out there! If you want a great trip to a fishing lodge in AK with A+ service and guides look no further, this place is amazing! Be prepared to finish each day dog tired and happy as the fishing is on fire!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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M.F. wrote a review Jul 2021
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My father and I had originally signed up to visit the lodge in 2020, however, Covid put a damper on those plans so we deferred to 2021. Things were looking great, and we booked flights into King Salmon to later transfer to the lodge. In previous update emails, John had mentioned that they might use a charter service from Anchorage to King Salmon. The charge was an extra $750 dollars per person, and it was never mentioned that this was a mandatory service. Later, we spoke to John about this and our concerns. He told us that we would need to pay the $750 each regardless of taking the flight. The more concerning part, was that he also insisted that he had spoken to my 80-year-old father several times this spring about the flight and that it was mandatory. My father had no recollection of these conversations. John was pretty defensive and frustrated when I spoke to him on the phone, but was very confident that he had spoken to my father, so I took him at his word. I was quite concerned that my father couldn't recall any of these conversations so I looked into it a bit. Luckily, we live in the age of information, and I looked up all incoming or outgoing calls on my father’s line to John's number, or any associated with Anglers Alibi. I couldn't find one going back to January of 2020. I asked John if he could provide the number that he spoke to my father. If the calls didn’t take place, we suggested splitting the cost of the incoming flights, since we felt that both sides were not completely free of fault. Well, John didn't like this and decided to cancel our trip ~2 months before we were supposed to leave. I wanted to give John a chance to explain as he probably was dealing with multiple clients and could have misremembered. However, it seems like he was very upset about being confronted, and didn’t care that the number couldn’t be found. We never made it to Anglers Alibi, but we did have a great stay at another lodge so luckily John’s actions didn’t ruin our summer plans. For a lodge that charges what they do, one would expect a bit more understanding and compassion on the side of the owner, and certainly not the deceit that played out. I hope that everyone reading this will think twice about giving their hard-earned money to Anglers Alibi in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from John Perry, Owner at Angler's Alibi
Responded Jul 21, 2021
We are sorry to read this review and the harsh words you have about our camp, this is most certainly a first, as our camp has several legacy guests that return year after year. We would like to address the charter- first, the cost was not $750 but $675, and yes this is an exclusive service to our guests that started during the pandemic of 2020 when it was the only secure way to get our guests in and out to camp with minimal contact to the residents of King Salmon. After last summer, we decided to make this charter a mandatory system for the entire summer of 2021 in the event there was a change in policy by the local authorities with Covid issues and regulation changes. There was an email sent out to all customers including you in November of 2020 explaining just this. We are sorry that you did not agree with it, in fact, the only customer of the entire summer guest list that did so. We are extremely disappointed that this did not work out for you but glad you and your father were able to go to another lodge in this wonderful state of Alaska and have a great stay.
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GJPRUD wrote a review Sep 2020
Newtown, Pennsylvania30 contributions57 helpful votes
John and team run a great trip. Good staff, good food, and a great fly out adventure. Small but nice atmosphere with capable staff. John and team work hard to set a good atmosphere (friendly) and fun time for all.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Tim P wrote a review Oct 2018
Denver, Colorado7 contributions
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 told me about the first official Angler's Alibi Trout Opener for the 1st week in June. You don't have to twist my arm and instantly told JP to sign me up. It was an incredible week of trips to the Alagnak Braids for monster trout. Is 28" monster enough for you? Landry, Chad, and Thermo really know the braids area to put you on to the best trout fishing ever. Skating mice and stripping streamers adds to the fun and excitement of a big Rainbow strike. As already mentioned in all the reviews the facilities were great (new dining lodge) and the culinary skills of chef Jackson. Two weeks of fishing with JP and all the crew, it doesn't get any better. I'm signed up for 2019 week #3 and wish I had the time to hit the 2nd AA Trout Opener or the new King Camp on the Nush. I don't care when I go as long as I get to go. JP, just sign me up!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from John P, Owner at Angler's Alibi
Responded Oct 18, 2018
Thanks Tim! I am so glad that you were able to experience this river before the salmon hit the system. That early trout opening week is truly a special time on the river. See you soon! JP
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Stephanie F wrote a review Aug 2018
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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 and of course fishing all exceeded our highest expectations. Kudo's to owners JP and Holly. You guys run an Amazing camp! To the camp help, You Guys (and Sage) Rock! Shout out to Jackson who's cooking is off the hook (you will not go hungry here). To the fishing guides, everyone of you was amazing. My wife and I learned so much. We left being way better than when we showed up. Special hello to Lance, we laughed so hard that day fishing with you. We are still talking about it. Thermo, Russ, John Pope and Scotty (these were our guides) each one of you did an amazing job. We can't wait to come back and do this adventure again. Thanks, Kevin and Stephanie PS - My wife actually cried when we left...
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and kids activities.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Eddie's Fireplace Inn, Sockeye Saloon, and D & D Restaurant and Hotel.
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Yes, Angler's Alibi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.