Jake's Nushagak Salmon Camp sits on the banks of the Nushagak River. The Nushagak is known to host the largest King Salmon run in the world. Throughout the season, more than 150,000 King Salmon make their way up the Nushagak River to spawn. The Benefit to staying at Jake's Nushagak Salmon Camp is the fish are right at your door. There is no need to fly out or spend part of your fishing day commuting.
Jakes Nushagak Salmon Camp is in the perfect location for some of the ultimate fly fishing for 4 species of Salmon. We travel from shore to shore according to the tides. Since we are effected by the tide 4-10 feet, we have the opportunity to fish on fresh fish just coming out of the ocean.
You can catch Kings on a single handed rod or a switch rod. Some even love to cast Spey. But you will definitely want a minimum 6 weight to 10 weight fast action. We recommend a shooting tip line and a minimum 330g sinking tip, as for flies or streamers these fish are not picky.
Lodging and Accommodations
Our camps have spacious wall tents with wood structure, carpeted floors and comfortable bunks (two anglers per tent). We also boast hot showers, complete kitchen facilities for restaurant-quality meals, and modern radio gear. Meals are always first-class, served family style in the dining tent. Steaks, roast, turkey, fresh salads, home-made rolls, desserts and if you desire, salmon is on the menu throughout your stay.
“I found Jake’s to be the perfect combination of a wilderness camp, great fishing, and enough good food and creature comforts to make it an unbelievable experience.”
— Jerry Herring
Kings along the Nush weigh between 15-50 pounds. On an occasion, you may land a 60 pound King, and if you are truly destined to be the greatest fisherman on earth, you will land the Salmon that breaks the 126 pound record. Most of the bigger Salmon are released back into the river as they are females, and their successful migration means better fishing in the next years. The smaller fish are usually males, and those are just perfect for eating.
The beautiful thing about fishing on the Nush is that you catch a ton of fish. http://Jakesnushagaksalmoncamp.com