Nushagak fishing report

Nushagak Fishing Report

Nushagak River, Alaska

Nushagak Fishing Report provided by the team at Nushagak River Adventures Lodge.

Our season has started strong! Check back for regular reports and updates from our little slice of heaven in Bristol, Bay Alaska where the king salmon fishing and silver salmon fishing are out of this world! Our 2019 King Forecast was solid and we are excited to see it unfold as we bring you our Nushagak Fishing Report.

King fishing on the Nushagak River in Alaska typically starts around the middle of June and runs through the end of July with the peak of the season being the last week of June through the first two weeks of July. After that we tend to see bigger kings milling around as they start to adopt their spawning colors.

Silver fishing picks up on the Nushagak River at the beginning of August and goes strong into the third week when we close up camp for the summer.  The silver action is acrobatic and out of this world. Check back for more fishing reports and updates throughout the season. We are just getting started!

Nushagak Fishing ReportJune 2019 Alaska Fishing Report

Our first group of the season arrived this past Monday and we welcomed them in style with the big reveal of The Lodge—our new dining and gathering facility with an upgraded commercial kitchen. It’s a hit! We are hearing rave reviews. Even more exciting, king salmon fishing has been outstanding for this first week of operation. Guests are beaming from ear to ear as they come in from the river with their heroic narratives from the day. Grandfather David, his son Eric, son-in-law Jason and grandson Brady were all smiles in this photo. We have both newcomers and regulars in camp this week and we are having a blast.
Nushagak Fishing Report6/21/19

Happy Solstice! 12-year-old Brady, from Washington state, was awarded the first ever 40-INCH CLUB pin yesterday. Brady hooked into a 40 1/4-inch black mouth, set the hook, and was on for the ride of a lifetime. This moment was proudly witnessed by his father Jason Blum, uncle Eric Thorburn, and grandfather David Thorburn. They were fishing with our guide Ron Logan of Portland Oregon who shared that David also landed a 42-Inch king, but released it since he had already tagged one. Brady caught a dozen fish or more before tagging this beauty. A successful outdoorsman at his young age, Brady has already been dubbed the “Kid Reporter” for Fish Alaska magazine when his first article was published in March of 2018. Albert Kutzkey, our lead guide presented the pin to Brady who was radiating joy. Congratulations to Brady. It has been an exciting first week of the 2019 season!

Nushagak Fishing Report6/25/19
Fishing is typically on fire right after summer solstice each year,  and that’s proving to be true again this year. Swiss angler Hans Hacker, presents this beauty along with a boat total of 15 kings to the net this week. Todd Orullian of Salt Lake City, Utah, shows us this 42-inch king he landed. Perhaps the only thing larger than this bruin was the ear-to-ear grin on Todd’s face. Todd is shown here being presented his 40-INCH CLUB pin by lead guide Albert Kutzkey. Congratulations Todd! It seems like the Nushagak River kings are averaging slightly larger and longer numbers this year. Anglers pulled in 37-, 38-, and 39-inch fish routinely yesterday. Most of them were released back into the river. If week #2 is any indication of what’s to come, it’s shaping up to be a fine season as forecasted.
Nushagak Fishing Report
Nushagak Fishing Report