Location: Nushagak River, Alaska
- June 29-July 3
- July 3-7
- July 7-11
King Salmon, Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Pike, Rainbow Trout, Dolley Varden, Arctic Grayling.
$3,395 per angler
The Nushagak River receives Alaska’s highest run of king salmon, and this plush camp, set smack in the middle of the best fishing holes, means you’re catching salmon within minutes of launching the boat.
King Salmon Fishing On Alaska’s Nushagak River
When it comes to fishing in remote Alaska, you want the experience to be safe and comfortable with lots of fish being caught. We’ve fished with this outfit many times and have always been impressed with their attention to detail and the number of fish everyone caught. The entire staff goes out of their way to make sure your experience is comfortable, fun and productive.
On days where king run numbers are high, it’s not uncommon to land and release over 100 kings per boat, per day. Of course, that’s not always the case, but compared to numerous other rivers we’ve fished throughout Alaska, this one yields the highest king catch rate of all.
What we love about this camp is the multiple ways they allow you to fish. Many camps go after kings in one way, backtrolling plugs. At this camp, you’ll be able to actively pursue king salmon by back backtrolling plugs, backtrolling bait, casting spinners, drift fishing, sidedrifting, plunking and float fishing. Fly anglers, both traditional and spey casters, will also find plenty of water to work on this magnificent river.
Each time you come in from fishing your salmon will be taken by the staff, cleaned, filleted, vacuum sealed and frozen for the journey home. If you want to bring a cooler to transport the fish home, you can, or the camp will provide wax boxes for transporting.
What also sets this camp apart from others on the river is the quality of the camp, itself. In Alaska, you get what you pay for and this camp cuts no corners. Investing in this adventure ensures the finest food, most comfortable accommodations, amenities and attention to details you’d only expect in a fancy lodge or resort.
The camp sites are established atop permanent structures on private real estate, so when it does rain, you won’t be stuck on the cold, wet ground. The weatherproof sleeping huts accommodate two people, contain a space heater and offer breathtaking views of the river. A spacious dining tent, permanent kitchen with a gourmet chef and staff, and a separate recreation room with wireless internet access for those who must tend business, round out this state of the art camp.
One of the most challenging and uncomfortable situations in remote Alaska is the outhouse. Dealing with bad weather, mosquitos, open toilets and no showers can make for long days. At this camp there are no worries, as they provide permanent bathrooms complete with showers, flush toilets and fresh towels.
Not only are the guides very experienced salmon anglers, but the gear you’ll use is top of the line. Many of the guides make their living at this, and they depend on the highest quality boats, motors, rods, reels, line and terminal gear to help make your trip a success and ultimately catch more fish.
As for the fishing, kings average just over 20 pounds, with some 30 pounders and a few over 40 pounds being caught each season. Chum salmon over 20 pounds are not uncommon, and rainbow trout and Dolly varden measured in pounds, not inches, are the norm. Gorgeous Arctic grayling and feisty northern pike can also be pursued close to camp.
This camp is one we highly recommend for those looking for a true, remote Alaskan fishing adventure with the comforts of home. Whether you’re an individual looking to get way, a family seeking adventure, or desiring a corporate fishing to accommodate multiple clients, this camp is for you. Here, you’ll eat extremely well, catch lots of fish and come away with new friends.
License & Stamp Costs
Nonresident 3 day sport fishing license, $45.00
Nonresident 7 day sport fishing license, $70.00
Nonresident 1 day king stamp, $10.00
Nonresident 3 day king stamp, $20.00
Nonresident 7 day king stamp, $30.00
Anglers fly into Dillingham, Alaska, at their expense. From there, a round-trip bush plane flight is arranged to camp, and that, along fishing tackle and fish processing are all included in this deluxe camp accommodation.