Anderson's Alaska Salmon Camp

Nushagak River King Salmon Fishing

Anderson's Salmon Camp, located on the serene Lower Nushagak River in the Bristol Bay region, offers a remote wilderness fishing experience in southwest Alaska. Accessible only by boat or floatplane, the camp provides minimal fishing pressure. Book now for 2024 and 2025 - Weeks sell out fast.

The Lower Nushagak River

Anderson's Nushagak River Camp

The Nushagak is considered the best freshwater king salmon fishing in Alaska. Since 2003, Anderson’s Outdoors Alaska Salmon Camp has operated on the lower Nushagak River, about one mile below the village of Portage Creek. The camp sits right in the middle of the most productive stretch of water on the river, just below the east and west forks, which divides the river's run of salmon.
The entire run of salmon swims past their camp.
Most years, the king salmon runs exceed 100,000, with an additional million sockeye and 500,000 chum salmon also returning through the lower river. So you are literally in the heart of the world’s best salmon fishing.
Most of the kings are fresh from the ocean and are aggressive biters and fighters. A typical day per boat is double-digit catches of kings and many chum salmon. Chum salmon are present the entire season, and sockeye are available four out of their five weeks of operation, making this trip a salmon angler's dream.
Techniques include side drifting, known as dragging bait, trolling with a light leader, and back trolling/bouncing.
Regulations (2023):  The daily limit is one adult king per day and four kings per season, plus chums and sockeye. Unlike many rivers in Alaska, the regulations allow fishing after retaining a king, which means unlimited fishing time.

The Fishing Program:

Anderson's Nushagak River Camp

Season:  The Camp is open five weeks each season from mid-June through mid-July.
Group Size:  The Camp is limited to eight anglers per week.
Boats:  20 ft. Willie Predator powerboat with 115 HP Yamaha four-stroke outboard motors, trolling motors, electronics, and padded seats with backrests. The boats have a 6-foot wide floor and are nearly 8 feet across the beam, making them very stable for fighting king salmon. You'll fish four anglers per boat and guide.
Guides:  There are two guides, plus their camp chef. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Kent is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain.
Fishing Equipment:  Conventional bait-casting gear is provided--Lamiglas Certified Pro series rods and Rogue Rods, and Ambassadeur and Okuma reels rigged with 25-pound main line. If you would like to fly fish, you’ll need to bring your own gear.
Fishing License:  A 7-day non-resident fishing license, $45.00, and king stamp, $45.00 (2023), are not included in the package. You must get your license and tag before the trip. Here is the link:
Fish Care is provided. Your catch is filleted, vacuum-packed, frozen, and boxed for transport. Boxes are provided at no additional cost. Many guests transport their clothes in a cooler, along with a duffle bag, then use the cooler for fish transport and the duffle for their clothes.

A Typical Fishing Day:
7:00 am - Breakfast is served.
8:00 am - Fishing begins.
12:30 pm - You’ll return to camp for a hearty lunch prepared by their chef. After lunch, you'll fish for about five hours.
6:00 pm
- Appetizers are served.
7:00 pm - Dinner is served.
After dinner, evening fishing from the shore near camp is very good.

Willie Predator Powerboats

Anderson's Salmon Camp employs 20 ft. Willie Predator Powerboats on the Upper Nushagak River in Bristol Bay Alaska.

Keep 1 King per day and 4 per Season.

Four anglers holding up king salmon from Anderson's Nushagak River Camp in Bristol Bay Alaska.

Jeff Clinton with 29-pound King

King Salmon in the Boat

Fish Care is Provided

Angler with large King Salmon standing next to Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson with a King Salmon

Kent Anderson with a large King Salmon from his Salmon fishing camp on the Upper Nushagak River in Bristol Bay Alaska.

Anderson’s Salmon Camp

Anderson's Nushagak River Camp

The Camp hosts only eight anglers, so you'll receive better service than the larger fishing camps in the area. The cabins are hard-sided 12x12 structures with carpeted wood floors, propane heat, and two twin beds. All bedding is provided. (Do not bring a sleeping bag.) The Camp has generated electricity, a hot shower facility, and well water filtered and tested for potability.

Twin Beds and Propane Heat

Anderson's Nushagak River Camp

Meals:  The camp chef has a full kitchen and prepares three hot, hearty, and delicious meals daily that you'll enjoy in the dining tent. You'll return to Camp for lunches that feature hamburgers, soups, fresh salmon... Dinners feature steak, pork roast, or halibut, and, of course, fresh salmon.
Communications:  Their new Starlink Wi-Fi worked great in camp during their 2023 season. This allows for Wi-Fi cell phone calls, texts, and email. A Garmin Inreach texting device for communication is also available.

A 25-Minute Floatplane Flight From Dillingham to the Camp

Anderson's Salmon Camp requires a 25-minute floatplane flight from Dillingham to Camp.

Getting to the Camp:

1.) You'll fly to Anchorage, Alaska.
2.) You may need to spend the night in a hotel in Anchorage, depending on your arrival time.
3.) At 9:30 a.m., you’ll take an 80-minute Alaska Airlines flight to Dillingham.
4.) A camp representative will greet you at the airport and drive you to the Rainbow River Aviation at Lake Aleknagik, a 25-minute drive.
5.) You'll take a 30-minute de Havilland floatplane flight to camp. You’ll land at camp around noon and won’t even get your feet wet.
The floatplane flight is the only flight included in the package. The package does not include hotel nights, meals, and ground transfers in Anchorage. A list of recommended hotels is in our confirmation packet.
Departure Day:  You’ll leave camp between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Your flight from Dillingham to Anchorage departs at 5:55 p.m. and lands at 7:00 p.m.

King Salmon Camp

Anderson's Salmon Camp on the Nushagak River.

2024 and 2025 Rates:

Four anglers per boat and 2 per cabin

4-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$3,600.00 per person
(3-full days fishing and 2-half days)

5-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$4,000.00 per person
(4-full days fishing and 2-half days)

Call us for availability.

The Packages Include:

• Roundtrip floatplane flight between Lake Aleknagik and Camp
• Guided fishing
• All meals and snacks at camp
• Non-alcoholic beverages at camp
• Camp accommodations
• Satellite Internet Service
• Use of all fishing equipment and tackle
  (Fly anglers will need to bring their own gear.)
• Vacuum-packed fish care and freezing on-site
• Airline-approved fish boxes.

Packages Do Not Include:

• Airfare to Anchorage, and return
• Airfare to Dillingham, Alaska, and return
• Hotel night in Anchorage or Dillingham, if necessary
• Ground transfers and meals in Anchorage or Dillingham
• Alaska sportfishing license $45.00
• King Salmon Stamp $45.00
• Alcoholic beverages
• Gratuities to guides and staff
• Global Rescue or similar medical/safety evacuation coverage
• Travel Insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Anderson's King Camp

Anderson's Nushagak River Camp

Anderson's Alaska Salmon Camp

Anderson's Nushagak River Camp
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Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558