Our season at Kingfisher will start around June 16 and run through late July. This particular camp has a relatively short season because we operate only during the peak of the King salmon season, which is our primary focus. The Nushagak River is very large and for the King salmon it favors conventional tackle. One of the things that set Alaska Kingfishers apart from other camps is the diversity of techniques that we employ. Although pulling plugs for king salmon is very effective so are Divers and bait, Back dragging bait, side drifting bait, trolling Bob Tomans Tillamook spinners, floats and bait or jigs and also plunking while sitting next to the fire at night time. However, more and more guests are visiting us with the intention of fly fishing for those swimming giants we call Kings.
Fly fishing for King salmon requires a little more effort than conventional methods, but can be done very effectively. All of our guides are very experienced fly fisherman and we are happy to offer instruction to those guests who would like to fly fish. Shortly after the Kings move into the river, the Chum Salmon, and then the Sockeye salmon return in numbers to the Nushagak. These chrome bright bullets offer some unbelievable opportunities for fly fishing that everyone should take advantage of.