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Catching Alaska Sockeye!

Everything you ever wanted to know about Alaska Sockeye Salmon - from Catching it to Serving it!

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2015 Season is underway!

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (24)

Hello All,

Hope you have made it out this year in Alaska to chase some Sockeye Salmon!  We had a good first run of Sockeye in the Russian River this year with the season opening on June 11th and the sanctuary opening shortly after with an increase in the limit to 6 fish!  The crowds were also in full force but there was plenty of fish around.  This year you had to also battle with all the smoke that has been around as wildfires burn out of control around the state!  ...

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Sockeye Numbers are looking good!!!!

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (513)

From F&G website, private reports.

REPORT: To start off ALL ACTIVE Salmon run charts are updated with MONDAY counts except Kenai River early/late kings. I should have the numbers for the end of the Kenai early king run and first day of the Kenai July run by dinnertime. The Cook Inlet OTF Chart has posted YESTERDAY and TODAY's numbers as the boat is done fishing for the day. No EO commfishing scheduled unless bigger numbers show along the beach. Next normal scheduled opening ...

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Mosquitos!!!

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

June 24th, 2013


The mosquitos are out in force!  This is one of the worst mosquito summers on record in SouthCentral Alaska and it is making the fishing not so much fun :-( 


Trying to fish on any river right now is tough because of the constant swatting you have to do to keep the mosquitos from eating you alive.  Bug nets and lots of dope are in order this year on the river!  Watch out for the mosquito dope though as deet will ruin the w...

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First Run Kenai / Russian River Sockeye

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (238)

June 20th, 2013


The first run of Sockeye are in the river and being caught!  Numbers are looking healthy for the first run and the fish are in good shape and strong.  I was down on the Kenai River last week fishing below the sanctuary and most people were getting some fish!  They were coming in spurts as they usually do but with some time and effort, limits were being caught.  


The sanctuary, which is not open to fishing untill the middl...

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