Many andromous angler’s dreams are to have a perfect sized river, full of ocean strong fish, in a truly remote setting, with few other anglers around. The Sapsuk River (also known as the Hoodoo or Nelson River) located on the Alaska peninsula near Nelson Lagoon is just the answer to realize these dreams. The utterly remote Sapsuk is blessed with fantastic runs of king and silver salmon that are fresh from the salt, packed with strength and take flies aggressively. The river is relatively small and a good cast with a two handed rod will likely reach the far bank. The king run starts in June and runs through July. Silvers begin pouring into the system in August and last through September. Add to this an opportunity to tangle with some steelhead late in the season, and it becomes easy to understand why this far off place is high on the list with for hardcore anglers.
The Aleutian Rivers Angling Camp is located on the Alaska Peninsula near Nelson Lagoon
Guides will outline the options available to you each evening and are ready with a custom designed plan for you each morning. The morning meal is served around 7:30 AM and your guides will be waiting to take you out just as soon as you are ready. There are two guides for the six anglers. Some guests choose to start their day a little later and the staff is happy to accommodate this because the possibility of the best fishing you’ll ever see, is right out the front door. The staff is waiting for your return each evening with freshly prepared appetizers to go with your beverage of choice before the evening meal is served. You may wish to relax by the outdoor fire to watch the seemingly everlasting sunsets across the westward skies of the Aleutian basin.
Accommodations and Meals:
The accommodations at the Aleutian Adventures river side camps are insulated, heated, solid platform constructed, Weatherport tent structures. Guest rooms are designed for double occupancy and are set up with two twin beds with a full compliment of pillows, linens and down comforters. There is a separate tent for drying waders as well as the storage of other gear. The camp has a shower facility with hot and cold running water as well as what might be the nicest outhouses in the state. A small quiet generator along, with solar panels, provide the power used to operate. These camps are very well designed, comfortable, well maintained, warm, dry and clean.
Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage and overnight at your elected accommodations (independently arranged, not included)
Day 2: In the morning, take your charter flight (not included in package) to Nelson lagoon. Transfer via boat to camp and get settled.
Days 3 - 8: Six full days of guided fishing
Day 9: Depart camp for Anchorage. Overnight (independently arranged, not included) or continue home.
2019 Rates: $4,100 per person for a 7 night/6 day package
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, boat transportation to/from fishing areas, limited wine with dinner
Not Included: Airfare to Anchorage, Charter flights between Anchorage and the Nelson Lagoon (approximately $1,200-$1,500 per person), staff & guide gratuities, fishing license, liquor, personal gear, tackle and equipment
Species: King salmon, silver almon, steelhead
Season: June - October
Map: Nelson Lagoon, AK