Tackling the Alagnak

Story by Melissa Norris
Photo by Wayne Norris

“I want to fish a river that will allow us to catch a multitude of species on a variety of gear,” I told Troy.

Troy recommended I fish the Alagnak.

I had only read about this jewel of a southwest Alaska river in previous pages of this magazine, and so I saw this excursion as an opportunity to experience what so many fortunate anglers have before me. I also wanted to test some new spinners Mepps was planning to launch.

The Alagnak, or Branch River, gets talked about a lot and for just reasons. And it seems, every time this river gets discussed there is a resounding theme—at most given times throughout the summer there are a variety of species to fish for in a variety of ways. You just have to choose what you want to do. The Alagnak will do the rest. This content is available for subscribers only.

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