Three-hundred and fifty miles southwest of Anchorage lies the Nushagak River. By Alaska standards it’s an unassuming place, quietly collecting 4,400 miles of creeks and small rivers on its way to Bristol Bay. That is, until late June when the Nushagak River hosts one incredible run of Chinook Salmon. Put simply, Nushagak River salmon fishing is far beyond “World-Class”. Chinook enter the Nushagak in numbers of 200,000 during mid June. From day one, we’re into fish. Vicious strikes fold rods into their butt sections and drag systems are taken to their limits.
Nushagak chinook are more than aggressive… they’re plain mean. Prone to leaping from the water in awesome aerial displays, landing them is some of the hardest work you’ll ever love.Mother nature provides us over twenty hours of good daylight in June and July, and for those intent on capturing every minute of it, the bank fishing just steps from camp can also be highly productive. Full of vigor, the average fish runs twenty-five pounds with exceptional fish going to fifty. It is these chinooks’ combination of tenacity and numbers that creates the finest salmon fishing in the world.
Our season lasts June through August, fishing through the peak period of the run. Your adventure begins in the town of King Salmon, which is serviced by commercial flights. From there it’s a short float-plane trip to the beach in front of our camp. As you step from the plane, you’re hit with the realization that you are no longer one who simply dreams of Alaska, you are one who lives it!
You will not be sleeping in a tent when you join us at Nushagak River Adventures. The bunk house has nine rooms that comfortably sleep two people per room. Each room is cedar-lined, with bunk beds, sheets, pillows and sleeping bags.
Hearty breakfasts, camp lunches and family-style dinners are served in the dining hall. We are here to make your trip fulfilling in every way. If you have any personal needs just let us know upon booking and we will gladly accommodate them. Other amenities include a camp phone, professional fish filet with freezer packaging, and storage. Included in your trip, we will supply you with rods, reels, lures and bait.