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 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.
A long time operator on the Nushagak River Bob Toman describes the Nushagak in this manner:
Nushagak River salmon fishing is far beyond "World-Class" and is appropriately described as, "the class of the world."