Egdorf's Nushagak River Camp | Western Alaska Sportfishing

Egdorf's Nushagak River Fly Fishing Camp
World-Class Rainbow Fishing

Egdorf’s is a fly-in, remote fly-fishing-only trip in western Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Their camp is located on the banks of the Nushagak, 250 miles from saltwater, in a breathtaking wilderness setting. Egdorf's is an excellent trip for beginning fly anglers because you’ll get so many opportunities to hook and fight big numbers of trout and grayling.

Fishing Egdorf's Nushagak River

Nushagak River rainbow

For the most part, you’ll have the Nushagak to yourself. Some days begin with fishing/drifting right from camp while other days, you’ll run up to 20 miles upriver or downriver; you’ll also explore braids and creeks. Catch-and-release fly-fishing. As in any fishery, sustained heavy rainfall can cause the river to discolor, but this scenario is on average, not a great concern.
The Nushagak River is primarily a vast spawning bed with a gravel bottom, producing an annual smorgasbord of protein-rich salmon eggs that supports the resident fish population. Egdorf's Camp has 18’ Lowe flat bottom boats with 30, 35, and 40-h.p. two-stroke engines (reduced weight). You’ll fish areas by running to an area then drifting, rowing, walking or wading down the river. Boats are set up to fish one angler in the bow and one angler in the stern, with the guide on the oars.

Egdorf's Nushagak River Camp

Egdorf's Nushagak River

2018 season is from June 7 through September 6.
Boats:  They have 18’ Lowe flat bottom boats with 30, 35, and 40-h.p. two-stroke engines (reduced weight). You’ll fish areas by running to an area then drifting, rowing, walking, or wading down the river. Boats are set up to fish one angler in the bow and one angler in the stern with the guide on the oars.
Guides:  Guides are experienced Alaska fly fishing instructors, are excellent jet boat operators and work very hard to provide guests with an enjoyable Alaska fishing experience.
Fishing licenses are not provided, but can be purchased online at Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Fly tying:  The camp has fly typing materials for you to use.

Egdorf's Hosted Fishing Weeks

Egdorf's Nushagak Camp

The camp is located in an area called the Big Bend of the upper Nushagak River. The camp is very well laid out, and extremely scenic with lots of spruce trees. The camp is best described as "rugged comfort." WeatherPort tents with hard, elevated floors, a front porch with rod rack and chairs, sleeping bags with a blanket that are changed out each week. There is no heat in the cabins. Hearty, home-cooked meals are served in the wood-heated dining tent. The camp accommodates six anglers. There are hot showers and chemical toilets.
Communications:  There is an emergency-use-only satellite phone and email capability on a limited basis.
John Crocker's recap:  “The river was awesome, and the people who made it happen for us were, too. I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to fish in remote Alaska to catch large numbers, big fish, and several different species.”  –John Crocker

Getting Here:

You’ll fly to Dillingham, Alaska, on a Wednesday. Overnight lodging is not included in the package - recommendations are listed in our information packet. On Thursday, a company representative will meet you in Dillingham and then drive you in a van about 20 miles to Aleknagik Lake where Dave Egdorf’s float plane is waiting. You’ll take an picturesque one-hour float plane ride to camp. This flight is included in the package.

2018 Rates:

Thursday to Thursday
Maximum of 6 anglers per week
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$5,495.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Roundtrip air transportation from Dillingham to Camp, all lodging and meals at camp, daily guided fishing, and use of spin gear (except lures).

Packages do not include:

Airfare, personal gear, tackle, flies, first and possibly last night’s stay in Dillingham, gratuities, fishing license, liquor, anything not mentioned under inclusions, and any expenses incurred due to weather delays. Extra charges at the lodge:   sodas $4.00, a bottle of wine $30.00, beer $7.00 (cans), and $8.00 (bottles). Caps, shirts, flies, lures, etc. are also available for purchase.

Optional Side-Trips:

Fly-out side trips:  Bear viewing, flight seeing, fishing for ‘fresh’ salmon, sheefish, Arctic char, lake trout, northern pike, etc. You may also wish to visit Tikchik State Park, the largest state park in the United States. The fly-out side trips range from $150.00 to about $350.00 per person depending on what activity you want and how many are in the group. Group max is three anglers per trip. For example, a fairly close 50-mile trip (one way) for pike with three anglers would be about $150.00 per angler. Whereas, a 100-mile trip (one-way) for king salmon or Arctic char would be about $350.00 per person and three anglers. Dave Egdorf works with guests to customize your side-trips to your desired experiences. Sometimes, you may have to wait a day for good weather. But, weather permitting there is a variety of wonderful outings to choose from.

For the Non-Angler:

The Camp could prove to be somewhat dull for the non-angler, although an outdoor photographer would enjoy this experience. There is significant wildlife viewing, bird watching, and blueberry picking in season—not to mention, a vast wilderness with scenery galore.

Egdorf's Nushagak River

Nushagak River rainbow fishing

world-class rainbow fishing

Large Nushagak dolly varden (char)

Egdorf's dolly varden

John Crocker with Nushagak rainbow.

Nushagak rainbow fishing

Camille Egdorf with rainbow

Egdorf's rainbow fishing

Camille Egdorf with Nushagak rainbow

Camille Egdorf

John Crocker with dolly varden

dolly varden fishing

Nushagak River grayling

Nushagak grayling

Cessna 185 float plane

Cessna 185

John and Robb Crocker with rainbows

Nushagak rainbows

Wildlife viewing opportunities

brown bear

Heated dining tent  (wine is an addt'l cost)

Heated dining tent

WeatherPort tents with elevated floor

WeatherPort tents

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