Nushagak River

The Nushagak River, or Nush as it is known to those who fish here, is located in the Southwest of Alaska. The river gets its start in the beautiful Alaska Range. It meanders for approximately 280 miles where it dumps its glacier meltwaters into the Nushagak Bay.

The location and length of the Nush make it one of the most important rivers for Salmon in Alaska, which is a fish that drives many of the life cycles of species in Alaska.

Fishing the Nushagak

The King Salmon make an appearance from mid-late May and usually run into mid-July. June being the best month for fishing for King on the Nush.

Sockeye Salmon enter the river corridor around the beginning of June, and their run stretches through July and in some years into August.

Silver Salmon show up in early July and stay through the month of August, sometimes into September.

Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden are available are available year round. Their numbers increase as the Salmon enter the river so expect to fish for bigger and more Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden during the peak run times for the Salmon.

This is a deep and fast river. Fishing is usually by shore casting or drift boats. The river is suitable for fly fishing and spin casting. This is a river that is made famous by its amazing run of King Salmon. In some circles, this river is referred to as the King Salmon River. Expect to find pockets of fishermen associated with a lodge when you fish here. Many lodged along the river are temporary and are thus comprised of tent cabins. This is out of respect for the Native Population and the love of the river. No permanent structures are allowed. Expect to find comfortable tent cabins, good food, and access to the an amazing amount of fish.

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $5,000 to $6,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing
Map of Deep Creek Fishing Club

The Deep Creek Fishing Club is located on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula almost halfway between the towns of Kenai and Homer, Alaska. It is easily reached by car from Anchorage by driving along the Sterling Highway. You can also fly into Kenai or Sterling and then rent a car from there. …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of Nushagak River Fishing Lodge

The Nushagak River (Nush) is the river that the most King Salmon and Sockeye Salmon use to migrate to spawning grounds. The Nushagak Watershed is part of the Bristol Bay watershed and the Nushagak River Fishing Lodge sits right on the shores of the Nushagak River. You find the lodge just below the Kokwok River which is one of the main tributaries for the Nush. To put the fishing into perspective, the annual run of …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of Western Alaska Sport Fishing

Western Alaska Sport Fishing is nestled on the Nushagak River in western Alaska’s legendary Bristol Bay region. The Nushagak is a gravel-bottomed, clear-running, modest-sized river - an ideal habitat for spawning salmon and the Rainbow Trout who love them. Rainbows, Arctic Grayling and char are super-abundant. Founded in 1982 by owners Dave and Kim Egdorfs, this is the ultimate remote fishing experience. There are no roads within 100 miles, and the nearest habitation is an …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of Alaska King Salmon Adventures

Alaska King Salmon Adventures sits just a hop, skip and a jump from Dillingham on the banks of the Nushagak River. It is an easy accessible flight from Anchorage to Dillingham and then via float plane from Dillingham to the camp. This is a fish camp that features Weatherport Sleeping huts that sleep two fishermen each on comfortable padded wooden cots. The huts sit on wood floors and have carpeting. This is rustic camping with modern …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing
Map of Bob Toman's King Camp

The Toman's King Camp sits along the banks of the Nushagak River. This is a quiet location for most of the year and then the salmon show up and the action gets insane. This is the river that sets the standard for all over Salmon fishing rivers the world over. The king salmon are large and plentiful, and they put up a fight as though they were Silver Salmon. Guests are housed in double occupancy two …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of Jake's Nushagak Salmon Camp

Jake's Nushagak Salmon Camp sits along the Nushagak River. The river is known to host the largest King Salmon run in the world. Throughout the season, more than 300,000 King Salmon make their way up the Nushagak River to spawn. The Benefit of staying at Jake's Nushagak Salmon Camp is that the fish are right at your door. There is no need to fly out or spend part of your fishing day commuting to where …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of Nushagak River Adventure Lodge

The Nushagak River Adventure Lodge sits near the mouth of the Nushagak River near the spot the river empties into Bristol Bay. Accessing the lodge requires a 25-minute float plane ride from King Salmon Alaska. The wood framed lodge features comfortable rooms that house 2-4 fishermen. Modern conveniences include hot water and satellite internet. Expect a comfortable stay with good food and plenty of …

  • Approximate Cost:
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Self Guided Fishing
Map of Fishing Fever

The Fishing Fever -- Nushagak Wilderness Lodge is a fish camp near the mouth of the Nushagak River. They offer guided and self-guided fishing opportunities for those fishermen who'd like to experience fishing on the Nushagak River. You are responsible for bringing your own …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $500 to $1,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of HRM Sports Nushagak Salmon Camp

HRM Sports Nushagak River Camp sits in the beautiful area of Alaska known as Bristol Bay. The Camp is located on the world famous Nushagak River. The Nushagak River is known for its run of King Salmon. Guests are housed in 12x12-foot tent cabins that are outfitted with two twin-sized beds, but guests need to bring their own sleeping pad and sleeping bag. The tent cabins are set up on wooden platforms, and a small …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of Fins, Feathers, and Furs

Fins, Feathers, and Furs is a fish camp that sits along the Nushagak River. The camp is accessible only by boat or plane. The area is restricted by the Choggiung Native people and they only allow a few permits for fishing here.Fins, Feathers, Furs is lucky to hold one such permit. The benefit to fishermen is that the river is unspoiled and rich with salmon. It is a fishing paradise and with four fishermen per …

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $1,000 to $2,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing
Map of Alaska Kingfishers

Alaska Kingfishers is an Alaska fishing camp that sits along the shores of the Nushagak River. The Nush, as the locals call it, is a haven for King Salmon and offers one of the largest runs of Kings in all of Alaska. The Camp only opens for a short period that is designed to take full advantage of the peak runs of salmon that grace the Nushagak. Guests are housed in tent cabins that offer …