Far removed from the Kenai Peninsula and South-Central Alaska, the Nushagak River holds one of the largest runs of king salmon in all of Alaska. Each year upwards of 200,000 kings return to this Western Alaska River. Departing west across Cook Inlet from Kenai, your nearly 2-hour journey to the “Nush” will take you through some of the most scenic and remote wilderness on earth. After crossing Cook Inlet, you will enter the Alaska Range through Lake Clark Pass and be surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Clark National Park, Lake Illiamna, hundreds of miles of boundless tundra and raw wilderness, and finally the legendary Nushagak River.
For a guide, these trips are sheer chaos as virtually the entire time the lines are in the water, there is at least one fish on. Doubles, triples, and even quads, become routine in this mother of all king rivers. There are sure to be some droopy heads on the flight back to North Kenai as this is a full day of exhilarating scenery and world class king salmon fishing. A Journey to the Nushagak is a unique and very memorable Alaskan experience.