Friday, June 21, 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012

Big Fish in October.

ASL client, Dave Sockett and ASL guide Nick show us a 31.50 x 18" monster caught yesterday.

ASL customer Doug Minert and ASL guide "Jeffy" display another 31.50 caught just days before.

I don't know, I'm thinking ASL is the place to be in October.

Future ASL client

Here's 6 year old Mack Williams sharing his new found passion...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

just keeps getting better....

ASL Guide Nick & client Brant Smith

ASL Guide Jimmy & client Bruce Marshall

As you can see, especially those who are on their way up in the near future, fishing is very good.  We have had erratic weather this Fall with winds reaching up to 110 mph in Anchorage and surrounding areas, flooding rains and of course the spectacular crystal clear Fall days with electric colors we wait all season for.  Despite what Mother Nature has thrown at us we have managed, quite well I might add, to hook into the line-ripping, all mighty, Kvichak River Rainbow's.  Stay tuned for the next few weeks.......

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Some individuals attract lightning, some attract mosquitos, some attract bears.  This client, Tom Cole, for the last 3 out of 4 years has come to the lodge and attracted a 31.50 inch rainbow Trout, everytime.  That's some serious magnetism. 

Here is a nice shot of ASL Guide, Schylar and Tom happily displaying this magnificent fish.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Well King Salmon fishing is officially over at the Nush and what a run it was!!  We were very fortunately to be on one of very few rivers in Alaska that allowed King Salmon fishing this season.  Mike & Linda Leary tie it up with a bang.  On the same day, they haul in two fantastic fish showing us what a spectacular river the Nushigak is!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cycle of Life

This is a graphic photo of one mammals demise and another's good fortune...

Big Sky, Big Rainbows

This Alaska Sportsman's guest, Shoren Brown of Trout Unlimited, proudly displays a beautiful rainbow Trout on a stunning Big Sky Montana of a day.  Thanks for fighting to save our watershed Shoren!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

King Town

Alaska Sportman's Lodge guest, Carl Swanson, demonstrates that holding a 50 lb King is a task all in itself...especially after a 40 min fight to bring this spectacular fish in.

Kvichak River. Bristol Bay, Alaska

For those of you who have been to this magical place, know what I'm speaking of when I say there is no river more beautiful, pristine, and majestic as the all mighty Kvichak River.  Here is a beautiful shot that could be mistaken for Caribbean waters.  The angler standing alone casting for the allusive rainbow Trout, knows this is a very special place indeed.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Although the camera man who shot this image is dead after trying to get to close for a photo opp.  We do appreciate his sacrifice, as it is rare or maybe just not wise to capture a Bristol Bay grizzly feasting on a Moose. 

Just kidding on the dead camera man =).


King fishing is off to an excellent start at Alaska Sportsman's Lodge.  Here an ASL client holds his prize, fresh from the Nushagak River. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Dinning is a big part of any fishing trip to a lodge.  We are proud of our culinary program at ASL and are very happy to have Chef Alex Chase working in the kitchen.  he, along with his crew of Lorraine, Michele, Sara, Breanna, and Tue, help cap off an excellent day of being on some of Alaska's most productive and beautiful rivers by creating mouth-watering meal presentations. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

More Big Dogs

A couple of pics from the successful first few days of the season.  These two monster native rainbow Trout were caught by two guests at Alaska Sportsman's Bear Trail Lodge on the NakNek River.  Pretty sweet way to start the season!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Season Opener!

The fishing season in Bristol Bay opened this week and fishing (catching) was much hotter than the temps for the most part!  Mornings saw 35 degree temps yet the rainbow Trout were very hungry.  The NakNek and Kvichak were red hot.  Our anglers landed 7 fish over 30" on the NakNek while the Kvichak saw guests land as many as 45 fish in one day!  We hope this is a sign of the things to come for this season!