Location
Bristol Bay
Alaska, United States
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (rivers),
Guided
8-10 hours/day
4:1 max guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing (We fly fish as one technique applied for silvers, but we mainly run gear for salmon.)
RATING
Avg.
5/5
26 reviews

Overview

Welcome to the Best Salmon Fishing in Alaska! Our superb location enables us to fish the lower Nushagak River in Bristol Bay where some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska occurs annually. We invite you and your guests to fish with our experienced guides for the salmon fishing trip of a lifetime! The Nushagak River has Alaska’s largest known fishable king salmon run!

In the heart of Bristol Bay, Alaska lies Nushagak River Adventures Lodge—a short 65-minute commercial flight from Anchorage, then a scenic 35-minute floatplane ride from Dillingham, Alaska. The Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska is a little slice of heaven—originating from the Alaska Range flowing into the Nushagak Hills continuing on into Nushagak Bay. The river banks are lined with spruce, poplar and fireweed with open tundra just beyond. It’s stunning, peaceful and serene. Guests are likely to see eagles soaring and moose foraging with an occasional bear sighting, plus lots and lots of fish.

Sleep in comfortable, insulated 12′ x 20′ wood cabins with real beds, quality mattresses and down pillows that provide first class comfort in our remote fishing camp—just one aspect that sets us apart from the other camps.

We are extremely proud of the experience and professionalism of our fishing guides. They are some of the best in the business—fish catching machines who put your safety and enjoyment first.

After four intense seasons of planning and executing, we have rebuilt the lodge from the ground up. What used to be a dilapidated fish camp is now a full service fishing lodge recognized for comfort and amenities you would not expect to find on the remote Nushagak River in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

We target kings, sockeye and silvers, chums and pinks are bonus fun and occasionally we will fish for other species.

What makes us unique:

  1. World-class king salmon fishing
  2. Massive silver salmon run
  3. Little to no fishing pressure
  4. Superb guides
  5. Outstanding service from lodge staff
  6. Brand new cabins with new quality beds and bedding
  7. 5-star cuisine
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What We Catch

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Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Northern Pike
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Trout - Rainbow
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Arctic Char
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Dolly Varden
Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Northern Pike
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Trout - Rainbow
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Arctic Char
Arctic Grayling
Dolly Varden

Our season runs from June 15 to August 16.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$1,050.00
CA$1,291.92
£759.34
€900.42

PER PERSON

4 nights / 4 days fishingJune 15 - July 12, 2022

Average price listed above. Pricing is per person based on 3-4 people occupying one cabin during prime king season. Prices vary based on time of the season and the number of people in your party. Please contact us for additional pricing.

US$4,200.00
CA$5,167.67
£3,037.36
€3,601.67
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $168.00 per person

NOTES

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8-10 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Deposit required: 30%

Balance due: March 31


Rarely guests need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Our policy is cancellations after January 1 the year of your trip are subject to 100% of your payment forfeited unless the space can be rebooked. If the space can be rebooked you may transfer your deposit or payments to another available date the same year or during the following 2 years based on availability. We are not responsible for loss of fishing time, lodging, flight delays or any changes because of weather, actions of third parties, and acts of God. You may want to consider obtaining travel insurance. We partner with Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance to provide options for Nushagak River Adventures Lodge guests.


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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 271 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-11
-18
10.9
Feb
-7
-15
11.2
Mar
-6
-14
8.8
Apr
2
-6
8.6
May
11
1
17.9
Jun
16
7
26.7
Jul
17
9
43.3
Aug
15
8
60.4
Sep
11
4
47.3
Oct
3
-4
26.2
Nov
-5
-11
25.4
Dec
-9
-16
18

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 271 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
12
0
0.43
Feb
20
6
0.44
Mar
22
6
0.35
Apr
36
20
0.34
May
51
34
0.7
Jun
61
44
1.05
Jul
63
49
1.7
Aug
60
47
2.38
Sep
52
39
1.86
Oct
37
25
1.03
Nov
23
11
1
Dec
17
3
0.71

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Nushagak River Adventures Lodge is an all-inclusive Alaska fishing lodge at its finest. Nine brand-new, cozy wood cabins are perfect for families or friends. We have rebuilt and upgraded our entire property from the cabins to the main lodge, the staff dorm to the brand new bathhouse with ample room for all and separate entrances for men and women.

Accommodations include comfortable, insulated wood cabins complete with USB wall outlets and real beds, quality mattresses and down pillows. We also offer flush toilets, hot showers and satellite internet. Most of our cabins accommodate four anglers and some are built for two.

Improvements haven’t stopped at this Alaska fishing lodge, we’ve upgraded our boats and fishing gear with eight new Alumaweld 20-foot boats powered by 90 HP Mercury motors that comfortably fish up to four guests and easily navigate the river. We’ve brought in all new Lamiglas rods and Daiwa line counter reels, new line and tackle. Our top-level guides are armed with the knowledge and the gear for this supreme river. Simply put, we catch fish even when other camps don’t.

We invite you to stay and fish with us on the Nushagak River. Our Alaska fishing lodge is one of the few real-wood framed camps on the lower Nushagak River, and one of only three privately held camps on the river.

Among the finest Alaska fishing lodge hospitality offered in Bristol Bay, we pride ourselves on being attentive hosts with our eyes and ears open to our guests. From the moment you step off the floatplane, you’ll be greeted by our camp leader and team ready to assist you to your cabin. After orientation, we will take you out to fish for the rest of the day. Guests come back to camp at 6 pm to get cleaned up and enjoy a cocktail, if desired. You are welcome to bring alcohol, beer or wine to relax in a responsible manner.

Most of the land along the Nushagak River is owned by the Choggiung LTD Native Corporation. This limits the number of lodges, camps, and anglers on the Nushagak which in turn provides you the very best opportunity to be “on the fish”. Some of the best Alaska fishing is right in front of our Alaska fishing lodge. Fish all day with your guide then battle fish after dinner back at the lodge. Depending on timing, our guests can catch and release in the evenings right off our banks.

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

30

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

0-10 minutes

Meals

Meals prepared by Chef Chris Lee are exquisite, well rounded and abundant. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats are served daily. Sample menu items include salmon, halibut, prime rib, pork chops, chicken, fresh vegetables and salads, home made breads, desserts and much more. Everything is hand crafted from quality ingredients and it is all quite delicious.

Breakfast: 7 AM
Each day guests enjoy a hot breakfast which includes items like pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and more.

Lunch: On the Water
Guests take a bagged lunch out on the river to maximize fishing time. Choose your favorite combination from the items on our sandwich buffet, select a few goodies to toss in, and grab plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Appetizers/Dinner: 6:30 PM
After an afternoon of thorough relaxation and exciting fishing, our guests come back to the lodge for a fantastic 3-course meal prepared by the Chefs. Appetizers could include homemade smoked salmon with all the accoutrements, hand-rolled sushi with fresh salmon, a hot halibut and artichoke spread or any number of amazing dishes. The main meal consists of a quality protein like salmon, halibut, prime rib, pork chops, chicken, barbecue ribs and more. It also includes fresh vegetables and salad and is rounded out with a filling side. Dessert will be something divine should you decide to imbibe.

The lodge also provides assorted snacks that guests have access to throughout the day. Whether you are trying to stay at your fighting weight or just want to indulge, Nushagak River Adventures Lodge has got you covered. Everything is hand crafted from quality ingredients by our creative chefs. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know at least 30 days prior to your visit. We will do our best to accommodate you on short notice as well.

Other Activities

Other fun activities include darts, horseshoes, cards, and corn hole.

BOATS

Description

Our 20-foot Alumaweld boats powered by Mercury outboards are clean and new with very comfortable boat seats for days spent on the water.

Details

Bathroom:

n/a

Heated cabins:

n/a

Ratings and Reviews

Travel Planner

Travel destination:

The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.

Dillingham, Alaska

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
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Details

Fly to Dillingham, Alaska from Anchorage via Alaska Airlines. Please plan to arrive the evening before your first fishing day and overnight at one of the local hotels/B&B’s in Dillingham. Try Beaver Creek B&B (907) 842-7335, Bristol Inn (907) 842-2240, or Northern Lights B&B (907) 842-2950. (If you are staying at the Bristol Inn the restaurant at the hotel is a convenient short order place. They have hamburgers, etc., up to 7 PM. They do not serve breakfast, like the B&Bs do. We suggest you pack a snack breakfast for the morning you come out. We will ensure you have lunch upon arrival.) Each will offer a free airport shuttle when you arrive. On the morning of your first fishing day, Tikchik Airventures will pick up your party at your respective Dillingham lodging and transport you to the float planes where you will be whisked to the lodge. If you cannot be in Dillingham the evening before, please book your flight on the very first flight from ANC to DLG on Alaska Airlines or RAVN ALASKA Air. Upon arriving at Dillingham Regional Airport the morning, of your fishing trip day 1, Tikchik Airventures will meet you at baggage claim and transport you to their float planes and fly you to the lodge. The cost of the floatplane ride is included in your trip price. On our 4-day schedule, guests begin to arrive in camp at 8:30 AM their first day, receive a safety and orientation briefing and are out on the water fishing until 6 PM. The next three days you fish from 8 AM to 6 PM. On the last day float planes fly guests back to Dillingham from 9 to 10 AM. Plan to depart Dillingham for Anchorage no earlier than 1 PM on the last day of your trip.

We have a partnership with the The Lakefront Anchorage hotel, located on Lake Hood near the airport. They provide a special discounted rate for clients of Nushagak River Adventures Lodge. Make sure you mention Fish The Nush to receive that rate. In addition to quality dining options, The Lakefront has clean rooms, amenities, and Alaska-style decor. Additional details will be provided in our Travel Information document we will send once you book a stay with us.

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