Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

First Fog


August 29 marks the first major fog delay here at the Sportsman's Lodge, "forcing" guests to stay and fish the Mighty Kvichak in the morning. Fortunately producing yet another trophy rainbow at 30.5 inches. I would say it was worth the delay.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011



Jim flashes a shot with morning Dolly















Brian Ward, Nick Zeidman and Pete Moran limit out on silvers.













Pete Moran shows us how to talk to a chum...





Another great day at Alaska Sportsman's Lodge.

Da Kitchen Krew








Liz, Steph, Tue, Michelle and Sarah sum it up...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Swimming with Salmon


Here you can see Harry and Pat McDonald from Carlile Transportation (Ice Road Truckers), after a successful day of salmon fishing. The Kvichak sockeye run topped 2 Million fish that swam past Alaska Sportsman's Lodge in a three week period!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pets...


video


Director & Cinematographer: Campell Blair
Cast: Brian Kraft, Nate Thompson, Tom Liddelow


Short clip of our dock pets getting a little snack from the daily catch...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Kings are IN!



The Kings have returned to their home river with great force! We have had days where we land 50 King salmon between two anglers in one day! There is no place left in the world that yu can catch those kinds of numbers of King salmon. Our "King Camp" is about 40 minutes by float plane from Alaska Sportsman's Lodge. The sockeye salmon have also shown up with good numbers so now is the time to have a great combination trip of Kings and sockeye. We have clients that have caught Kings all day long and then returned to the lodge, had a nice dinner and then go right in front of the lodge to catch their limit of sockeye! What a great time to be here!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Youngest trainees...

We make sure our staff; the pilots, guides, housekeepers, chefs and kitchen crew are world class. We are very proud to say we have an exceptional staff year after year at ASL.

In some cases we start them in their wee-years, so when they are legal to work they are well groomed in how to take good care of our customers.

Here Sydney and Amber, in "training", demonstrate that at 10 years of age, they have the "right stuff" to be a future ASL employee. Although Sydney will need to work on her shirt-buttoning-skills ;).

Monday, June 27, 2011

Kings, Kings and more Kings




When a day fishing for Kings produces 50 fish in one day, that's not only fantastic fishing, but one-heckuva good workout!

ASL clients who had a stellar day on the Nush, not just fishing, but catching to their hearts content.

Stop and smell the flowers



With the incredibly beauty that surrounds us out here, sometimes it is nice to stop for a moment to take in what really makes this landscape so colorful.

There are so many riches out here it is not possible to capture them all. This shot was beautifully taken by ASL Pilot & Guide Brian Boe while fishing on the Nush for Kings.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Paradise



A beautiful morning on the Kvichak River, taken from the view of our guest cabins. Let's go fishing!!

Still Working Hard...

Nellie Williams is clearly working hard this season opener showing us how to catch two 26" rainbows, one hen and one buck, in the same
"hardworking" day.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

26" Lady Luck

While fighting mines and doing Spring research in Bristol Bay Nellie Williams with Trout Unlimited took a few moments to wet a line. Luckily she happens to be at Alaska Sportsman's Lodge on season opener to do so! Here she is doing her job with a 26" beauty.