My Alaskan Fishing Trip
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  • Approximate Cost:
    4 - 5 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Self Guided Fishing

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 bedding.

Experiencing Fishing on the Nush

The Nushagak River is world famous for its run of King Salmon. This is a place where the standard for fishing is set for all of Alaska. The King run of Salmon is 200,000 plus, and it peaks from mid-June through mid-July. There are also Chum, Sockeye, Silver and Pink Salmon here throughout the summer. In addition to salmon anglers love the rainbow trout, Arctic Grayling, arctic char, and Northern Pike.

What the Nash offers fishermen is an insane amount of fishing opportunities. It is also a river that is not highly populated with fishing camps or lodges. That makes fishing here even better.

The Fish and The Trophies

If we just dangle the word trophy out there, it gets people excited. What are we talking about when we say trophy fishing. How about kings over 40 pounds and sometimes over 50 pounds. Rainbows over 10 pounds. Not world records, but that possibility exists.

The targets are kings from Mid-June through Mid July. There are stragglers that show up as late as August. The Sockeye Salmon are here in droves during July in the 10-15 pound range. Silvers hit the scene by August and then peak. Silvers are amazing fish to catch. You know when one strikes at it tries its best to rip the rod out of your hand. From that moment on they fight like crazy. Expect dynamic acrobatics and your heart rate to rise pretty quickly. The Tiger Salmon, also known as the Dog or Chum Salmon show up from August through September. Throughout the season, you have Rainbows, Grayling and Char to fish for too. The most interesting fish here may be the Northern Pike. These predators are lurkers, and they strike with force. Try a slow jig action using a dry mouse pattern over the weedy part of the river. Don't be surprised if all of a sudden something tries to rip your arm from its socket. The Northern Pike is fond of making meals out of small mammals, small fish, and even birds. Their mouth holds more than 700 sharp, pointy teeth, and they use them well.

The Bottom Line

This is a fish camp. It offers various services depending on what you pay for. The guided trips are pretty near all inclusive and include meals. The non-guided trips are bare bones, but they put you in one of the best fishing locations around.

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