Alaska Red Salmon Fishing
Best months: July
Sockeye salmon, also known as reds, are the most plentiful fish to spawn in the Nushagak River and throughout Bristol Bay. With over 500,000 red salmon entering the Nushagak each year, the action can be exciting and fast. In 2018, there were almost 1.3 million sockeye that ran past the sonar fish counters monitored by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
ADFG regulations on the Nush is 5 sockeye salmon per person per day. The method for catching reds is by fly or spinning rods. Alaskan red salmon average 6 to 12 lbs. When the return numbers are enormous, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will sometimes see fit to raise the limit.