Discover the wonderful Alaskan waters
Fishing is one of the most peaceful activities, but local lakes can become too busy for comfort. Outpost on the Nush has been one of the most remote fly-fishing campsites since 1982. You’ll enhance your time here by witnessing fabulous wildlife and partaking in after-dinner angling. Owner Dave Pishko and the team present unique fishing opportunities in the interior wilderness of Alaska.
DAVE PISHKO - Owner/Guide
Owner and Head Guide, Captain Dave Pishko is a lifelong outdoorsman, ex Pro Rodeo rider, master welder, caster, fly tier and the ultimate handyman. Dave has guided both fly fishing and waterfowl for 13 years, with 4 of those as head guide at the Outpost on the Nush. He tied his first fly at 6 years old, and is now a signature tier for Yellowstone Fly Goods. When asked about why he loves Alaska he replied: “I am driven by the outdoors – it feeds my soul”. Dave is a tireless guide with a great sense of fun, and a passion for protecting the resources he guides on. When not in Alaska, Dave makes his home and guides in Montana.
JOHN ATTWOOD - Owner/Guide
John was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1980, where his passion for fishing started at a young age. John regularly fished the bayous of south Louisiana, but moved to southwest Florida in the 5th grade, where the real fishing fun began! He fished for bass in freshwater ponds and caught saltwater fish, from Boca Grande to the Everglades. John graduated from Vanderbilt University and began a career trading derivative contracts. But his passion for fishing took him around the world exploring the myriad of fresh and saltwater fishing destinations, from Russia to the jungles of Bolivia. This passion led to the beginning of a new career in The Outpost on the Nush. Creating a fantastic team in Alaska while sharing the wonders of Alaska’s wilderness with others has captured his heart. John loves going the extra mile and making life-long memories for all clients visiting the Outpost on the Nush.
BRETT BJELLAND- Guide
Brett Bjelland is a native Montanan whose outdoor career includes guiding fly fishing on the Nushagak, Yellowstone and the Big Horn rivers. When he’s not on the water, Brett guides elk and deer hunts for Best of the Bulls. His own archery hunt for a big Montana bull elk with a bow takes up most of the rest of his time.
JAY PEERY - Chef/Guide
Jay has has pursued his parallel passions for fly angling and cooking since he was a kid growing up in Eastern Washington. At 18 he made his way to Seattle, where spent his early adult years cooking in fine dining restaurants and fishing for searun cutthroat. He eventually moved on from the PNW to AZ, CA, CO and NV where he spent 20 years in sales and marketing in the Outdoor, Cycling and CPG Industries. After five years managing explosive growth at a sports nutrition startup in CO, he decided to move on from business and elevate his passion for fly angling by becoming a guide. Two seasons on the Green in Utah provided a springboard to guiding in Alaska, where he’s now combining his cooking and guiding experience by providing sustenance and hospitality to clients and staff at Outpost On The Nush.
SAWYER KEENER - Guide
Captain Sawyer Keener grew up in the Jefferson Valley of Montana with a fly rod in his hand. After a stint helping manage R.L. Winston fly rods and Bauer reels, he decided it was time for some adventures outside of Montana which led him to the Outpost On The Nush. He is always chasing summers in Alaska, Cuba, and Patagonia.