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Western Alaska Sport Fishing

Western Alaska Sport Fishing
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided 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 Eskimo village some 60 air miles distant.

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden (char), Grayling and five kinds of salmon on the beautiful Nushagak River.

While Rainbow Trout is the main attraction, there are many other species to test your tackle. Rainbows, Arctic Grayling, and Dolly Varden are all available throughout the season. Guides can help you gear up for your trip. Your equipment should include 3 or 4 weight fly rods with weight forward floating line for grayling, 5 to 7 weight rods with floating weight forward lines for trout and 7 to 9 weight rods/lines for windy days for trout and salmon. Looking for larger Lake Trout, Arctic Char or Northern Pike? You’ll need at least an 8 weight rod. For ocean fresh Kings or Cohos, use an 8 or 9 weight spey rod with appropriate shooting head lines. During the evening, if you’re still not ‘fished out,’ you are welcome to fish the ‘home waters’ on your own. Your fresh salmon will be processed and packaged for you to take home.

Our camp, on the banks of the Nushagak, is well-defined as "rugged comfort".

Western Alaska Sport Fishing offers a true wilderness experience in the remote Alaska backcountry. Bed down amid Bering Sea Spruce trees up to 300 years old. The area is thick with wildlife, with numerous weekly sightings of moose, brown bear, eagles, and even the occasional wolf, wolverine, and caribou. You can also venture out to nearby Tikchik State Park for more wildlife viewing. Your angling package includes round trip air transport from the town of Dillingham to camp, all lodging and meals at camp, and daily guided fishing.

"I wanted remote fishing with no other anglers. We fished in pristine wilderness and I saw no 'outside' anglers the whole trip. The rainbow trout fishing was fantastic, but we also caught char and grayling until our arms were tired. A great Alaska experie

The staff offer side trips for bear watching, flight seeing, and fishing for ocean fresh salmon, Sheefish, Arctic Char, Lake Trout, and the pugnacious pike. You can also choose an out-camp, an overnight outing for fishing some of the area’s hottest holes. Come in mid-June for good Rainbow, grayling and char fishing in near-endless daylight. The last week of July is peak time for catching multiple salmon species, and bear sightings are common. Early August sees the arrival of Silvers, as well as ripe Alaskan blueberries. Fat Rainbows are at their peak from late August through mid-September, after feasting for weeks on Sockeye eggs. No matter what time you come, you’re sure to bring home fantastic memories of your angling action.

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