Authentic Western Alaska Sportfishing Experience
Western Alaska Sport Fishing is an “on the spot” tent camp that has been in continuous operation since 1982. This is a high-value, wilderness tent-camp operation that focuses on fly fishing in a pristine, isolated wilderness setting. This riverside camp experience is enhanced by regular sightings of wildlife and great home water pools for more after dinner angling opportunities in a location that is well away from crowds and other lodges. Over the years, the Edgorf’s have built a reputation for operating one of the finest wilderness camps in Alaska, a program that is often referred to as “the real Alaska experience.”
Although “tented,” the camp has all the basic essentials for a comfortable Alaskan fishing vacation, including a full kitchen and dining area, showers, privy latrines, and comfortable tented guest quarters. Sleeping arrangements are two guests per 8’ x 10’ Weatherport tent, with mattresses on sleeping cots and electrical outlets. Sleeping bags are provided, along with clean linens, pillows, washcloths, towels, etc. Bottled water is also provided in each tent cabin.
Food and Beverages
All meals are cooked home-style and include fresh-baked bread prepared each day by chef-extraordinaire, Kim Egdorf. Throughout the course of the week, dinner entrées include grilled steaks, chicken breasts, pork chops, prime rib, and fresh salmon. Delectable dessert treats top off every meal. Breakfast includes all the usual meats, eggs to order, hot or cold cereals, and pancakes. A packed lunch that is sent out on the river typically includes sandwiches, chips, treats, and choice of drinks. Hors d’ oeuvres are served upon arrival to camp after the fishing day. Wine, beer and sodas are available for purchase any time. You may also choose to bring your favorite spirits with you for your week-long stay. Bottled water is provided in camp and on the river during the day.
Typical Length of Stay
The standard fishing package is seven (7) nights / seven (7) fishing days, arriving and departing from camp on Thursdays. Non-standard, customized packages are possible on a space-available status. Please contact Yellow Dog for details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Birdwatching, photography, and hiking activities are limitless. Berry picking is available and is exceptionally productive from early August through the end of the season.
Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi in camp is available for emergency use only, as service bandwidth is easily exceeded. Cell phones will not work during your week in camp.
How To Get There
Guests should plan their travel itinerary all the way to Dillingham, Alaska (DLG) via Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) using one of several carriers (Alaska Airlines is the most dependable choice).
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
From Anchorage (ANC), guests will travel to Dillingham Airport (DLG) to begin their trip. We highly recommend traveling via Alaska Airlines. It is recommended that guests arrive in Dillingham on a Wednesday and overnight at a local bed and breakfast or inn. Travel to and from camp via Dillingham will commence on Thursday mornings.
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
The Nushagak River is home to all five species of Pacific salmon: Chinook, sockeye, chum, coho and pink salmon. Combined with rainbow trout, arctic grayling, and Dolly Varden, “prolific” is an understatement when describing this fishery. The term “fish factory” might actually be more fitting. Salmon migrate to the uppermost regions of the Nushagak to spawn and it just so happens that the Egdorf camp is in the heart of the most prolific spawning area on the river. Four species of salmon annually spawn throughout July, August and into part of September, providing a food base that supports very strong numbers of rainbow trout, grayling, and char. Collectively, this activity creates a fabulous destination for visiting anglers. The Egdorfs’ operation places you in the middle of the action, with some of the finest access and hardest-working guides in Southwest Alaska.
Boats and Equipment
Guests are brought into camp via a float-equipped Cessna 185. Once there, you will be transported via 18-foot aluminum jetboats to access different sections of the river each day. Guests should bring their own fishing gear and equipment.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars.
Nushagak River Package: 2020 Rates
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $5,995.00 per person
- Seven nights lodging at Nushagak Camp
- Six days of fully guided fishing (two anglers per boat)
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
- Round-trip floatplane aircraft transfers from Dillingham, AK to camp
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to Anchorage (ANC) and on to Dillingham, Alaska (DLG)
- Overnight accommodations in Anchorage and Dillingham, Alaska
- Alaska fishing license
- Alcohol is not provided (beer and wine available for purchase)
- Gratuities for staff and guides
- Flies, terminal tackle and fishing equipment
- Daily fly-outs (available weather dependent)
- Global Rescue emergency medical services coverage is optional but recommended