In a spectacular display of nature, the worlds largest run of King Salmon return yearly to the Nushagak River, attracting anglers from around the world. The Nushagak also hosts runs of chum, sockeye, pink, silver salmon and native populations of rainbow, grayling, char, pike and white fish. The relatively uncrowded river and its abundance of fish is what makes the Nushagak a unique destination for avid anglers.



Through its Nushagak River Land Use Program, Choggiung allows private and a limited amount of commercial permits to utilize its land along the Nushagak River. Choggiung Cabin (Click here to view a sample permit). Choggiung monitors its land and land owned by Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Ekwok, Stuyahok and Koliganek village corporations along the Nushagak River. This provides consistent monitoring for trespassing from Dillingham to Harris Creek on the Nuyakuk River and up the Mulchatna River to the confluence of the New Stuyahok River. Individual Land Use Permits can be obtained at Choggiung’s office in Dillingham and Nushagak River Headquarters just below Portage Creek.


Nushagak River salmon fishing is in a class of its own.

Links to commercial operators on the Nushagak

River Camps
Alaska King Fishers LLC
Alaska Legend Lodge
Anderson Outdoors
Fins, Feathers & Furs
Jake’s Nushagak Salmon Camp
King Salmon Outfitters
Nushagak King Camp
Toman’s King Camp
Fly in Lodges
Alaska Rainbow Lodge/Wilderness North/Shaska
Alaska Safari Inc/Valhalla Lodge
Alaska’s Fishing Unlimited Inc.
Alaska’s Lake Clark Inn
Alaska Sportsman Lodge
Alaska’s Wilderness Lodge, Inc.
Aleknagik Island Lodge LLC
Bear Bay Lodge
Branch River Air Service, Hartley Inc.
Katmai Air, LLC
King Salmon Lodge LLC
Mission Lodge@ Aleknagik
Newhalen Lodge Inc.
NoSeeUm Lodge
Rainbow Bay Resort, Jerry Pippen
Rainbow King Lodge, Inc.
Rainbow River Lodge/Chad Hewitt
Rapids Camp Lodge
Tikchik Narrows Lodge