Nushagak Wilderness Camps//Alaska


This no-frills approach to Alaska puts the emphasis on great wilderness fishing. There are still places in Alaska to fish in total solitude; where you have the river all to yourself. Founded in the 1982, Dave and Kim Egdorf’s camp is still the way Alaska used to be… Nothing has changed, and the upper Nushagak is still stuffed with two to five pound rainbows, along with more char and grayling than a fly fisherman can count. A week on the upper Nush consists of solitude, red hot fishing, and good company at the day’s end.

Guests enjoy all the creature comforts imaginable for such a remote camp. The 100 river miles of fly water available from camp is made up mostly of shallow, gravel-bottomed, fish-filled riffles and runs. While the lower 40 miles of the Nush are accessible to everyone, there’s just one place on the upper river where a plane can land, and it takes a special kind of aircraft to do it. There are no man-made trails leading to or through the woods here; no 4-wheeler tracks, and certainly no roads. Totally remote and isolated rainbow trout fishing and a true wilderness experience – yet at a very affordable price point.

Dillingham, Alaska (DLG)

Guests travel to Anchorage and onward to Dillingham, Alaska with Pen Air or Alaska Air on Wednesdays and depart for camp on Thursday morning on board Dave’s float plane. Anglers then depart Dave’s camp the following Thursday for an afternoon departure from Dillingham back to Anchorage and evening flights to the “lower 48.”

Rainbow Trout, Char, Grayling, and all 5 species of Salmon.

Jet-boat based program with lots of walk and wade fishing for all species.

Egdorf’s Camps are open from early June through September.

Depending upon conditions, anglers can expect a quality fishing experience whenever the camp is open, but style of fishing and species available are seasonal in accordance with the salmon runs. (See complete details under SEASONALITY / WHEN TO GO for a complete breakdown).

Egdorf’s camps are for folks interested in a very isolated and remote wilderness experience – somewhat of a throwback style of experiencing Alaska. It offers an affordable price point compared to the high-end fly out operations. While camps are very comfortable given their remoteness, it is not a destination for folks looking for luxury. It is also not a fishery associated with massive trout like you find in other locations in Alaska. It is a fishery loaded with uneducated and plentiful numbers of rainbows in the 16-24 inch range with bigger specimens up to 28 inches a possibility.
7 Nights / 6 Days – $5495/person
Rates are inclusive of all guided fishing, accommodations, and meals. Additional expenses include but are not limited to airfare to Anchorage, hotel accommodations in Anchorage when applicable, Airfare to Dillingham and hotel accommodations in Dillingham, use of fishing equipment, gratuities and bar tab. (See RATES for details).

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