The Nushagak River is one of the last remaining great King salmon fishing destinations in Alaska. Maybe it is because of its remoteness or because of its perfect runs that are just right for holding fish. Regardless, this is a destination that should be high on your list.
The Nushagak River flows 280 miles out of the Alaskan Range to Bristol Bay.
Along its 280 miles, the river picks up tributary after salmon breeding tributary, including the Mulchatna, Nuyakuk and King Salmon Rivers, coupled with dozens of smaller tributaries. This makes the Nushagak River drainage, hands down, the best salmon fishing in Alaska. In fact more Kings return to this river than any other river in Alaska. 100,000 fish will arrive in June and July!!
The Nushagak has more than Just Great King Salmon Fishing.
The river also features amazing runs of sockeye, chum and silver salmon. With that the population of rainbows to cast an egg sucking leech at is amazing. If you ever make it here you better pack a 5 or 6 weight fly rod for these Bows. Dolly Varden, Northern Pike and Arctic Grayling are always around as well.
Through strict limits on King Salmon and Fly-in-only access the Nushagak is sure to be a pristine salmon fishing destination for years to come. There aren’t any crowds here. Our outfitter is one of the only operating camps on this river and an average day of fishing is in the neighborhood of 20-40 kings per boat, per day on the Nushagak River, while 40+ fish days are common. Where else are you going to take home a box of fresh King Fillets with every trip?
This destination is a one of a kind and is truly the very best Alaska has to offer.
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