Alaskan King Salmon adventures are some the most fun you can have. Housing some of the most popular trophy catches and tastiest of fish, it is easy to see how places like Nushagak River Adventures Lodge are hot spots for anglers. Anglers come from all over to try their hand at hooking these monsters of the deep. There are a few different kinds of Alaskan salmon that take some finessing to get them on your line and are more likely to bite during different times of the year. Let’s meet the main three salmon that you will find at Nushagak River Adventures.
The most famous and sought-after trophy fish in the state of Alaska is King Salmon, also known as the Chinook Salmon. King Salmon tend to range from 30 to 40 pounds and can be 24 to 36 inches long, but have been reeled in at over 50 inches long and 130 pounds. Even though these fish can be massive monsters, certain fishing techniques will help you pull them in without battling too much and risking broken gear. To be eligible to fish for King Salmon, you will need your regular Alaskan fishing license, as well as a King Salmon stamp. May through early July tends to be the best season to go after King Salmon as they begin to spawn towards late summer.
Sockeye Salmon are also called blueback or red salmon and can be found in the Northern Pacific Ocean around Alaska. They are called red salmon because of their coloration. Sockeye Salmon are blue and silver in color while in the ocean, but when they return to fresh waters for spawning, they transform to red bodies and green heads. Sockeye Salmon can range from 2 to just under 3 feet in length and weigh an average of 5.1 to 15.4 pounds. Sockeyes will return to their original spawning point in inland rivers every four years and lay their eggs to begin the new generation. Once their mission is complete, they die, and the cycle repeats.
Silver Salmon are often the most feisty of these three fish. Averaging at a weight of 10 to just over 20 pounds, these fish are known for their athleticism. Particularly talented in stripping lines and putting up a fight, the Silver Salmon or “Coho Salmon” put angler’s skill to the ultimate test. This Salmon spawns in waters that are more on the shallow side and less gravely than King Salmon, even though they spawn in the same environment.
Are you ready to meet these Salmon up close and personal? Give Fish The Nush a call at 877-876-NUSH (6874) and start planning out your trip. These Alaska King Salmon adventures are the kind of epic excursions you will talk about for years to come.