Fish The Nush: Alaska Fishing Blog
Fish The Nush: Adventures on the Nushagak Comfy boats and salmon abundance are two prime draws to Nushagak River Adventures. © Melissa Norris Article by Melissa Norris Fish The Nush: Adventures on the Nushagak originally appeared in the January 2019 issue of Fish Alaska magazine. “I love the [...]
Last month we led off our two-part “Best Alaska Salmon Recipes” blog with delicious blackened salmon tacos and a healthy BBQ salmon salad, both of which were created by our talented Executive Chef Christopher Lee. Because the team here at Nushagak River Adventures uses some of the best packaging equipment in the world, you’ll be returning home with several boxes of perfectly-filleted frozen salmon.
Most of our anglers leave the Nushagak River with enough packaged salmon to feed their family and friends lots of great table fare for the year. What are you going to do with all that frozen salmon? It’s common knowledge that salmon can last anywhere from 4-8 months in a freezer, depending on temperatures and quality packaging—something we excel at Nushagak River Adventures.
Every year the Alaska Department of Fish and Game compiles Nushagak River fish counts, specifically for our five salmon species. Nushagak River Adventures sits on the world’s largest king salmon run, and the 2018 data proves it. 2018 ended up being a phenomenal year as we saw hundreds of thousands more salmon in the Nushagak River than in 2017. We’re so proud to be one of few Alaska salmon fishing lodges on the Nushagak! Here is some of the data from this year’s report.
As the Alaska fishing season sadly wraps up here on the Nushagak River, it’s time to start thinking about your next week-long excursion at our Nushagak River Adventures. Autumn has officially arrived here in peaceful Southwest Alaska as our trees have begun changing color. It may not seem like it at the moment, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
We’re in the middle of the silver salmon and rainbow trout season here on the Nushagak River in beautiful southwestern Alaska. The spawning silvers are as feisty as ever, and the colorful rainbows are growing by the hour as they feed on salmon roe. Fish the Nush has some beautiful weather headed our way this fall with higher than average temperatures, according to the NOAA.