A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

Access is by commercial airline from Anchorage and Fairbanks to Galena, then to Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge by charter aircraft or licensed fishing guide/transporter. The refuge encompasses numerous rivers and sloughs, and thousands of ponds and lakes. The largest rivers are the Yukon and the Nowitna. Fishing is year-round, except for some salmon. Available species include northern pike, Arctic grayling, sheefish and king (Chinook), silver (coho), chum salmon, Dolly Varden, burbot and several species of whitefish.

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