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Alaska Trout Fishing, Alaska Salmon Fishing, Alask Fishing Vacation all at Krog's Kamp We offer a variety of activities. Visit our Alaskan Fishing Trip and Adventures Planner for details.
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Alaskan Fishing Lodge Nestled on the Kenai River, our Alaskan Fishing Lodge is only a cast away from prime Alaska Fishing.

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Resident sport fishing license $24.00
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Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fishing

Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fishing
Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fishing


Salmon fishing in Alaska wouldn't be complete without catching a Alaska sockeye! The first run of Alaska sockeyered salmon typically enters the Kenai River the beginning of June. With a limit of 3 a day, these fish provide a real fight. Red Salmon are frequently in numbers so plentiful that it is difficult not to snag them occasionally but only fish hooked in the mouth can be kept. Reds can be fished from the bank off our platforms right in front of our Alaskan fishing lodge. These meaty Alaska sockeye salmon weigh an average of 10 pounds and are considered by many to be the best eating of all the salmon. They are easily caught using a streamer fly and a flip type casting method. We fish the first run of reds in the middle to upper parts of the Kenai and Russian Rivers.

The second run of reds enters the river about July 15. These fish provide the Alaskan sockeye salmon fishing vacationer with a lot of entertainment and challenge. Standing at the edge of the river, reds are easy to get on the line. The battle begins when they get into the fast water and try to head down river. The red runs last through the end of July. We also arrange flyout trips for Alaska sockeye salmon fishing to streams and lakes across Cook Inlet. On these trips, you might have to share your catch with a brown bear or two. Alaska Brown Bear are often seen at the Alaska sockeye salmon fishing holes across the Inlet where there are fewer anglers and an abundance of Alaska sockeye. After all what would an Alaskan Fishing trip be without a bear sighting or two?

At Krog's Kamp, we believe that every Alaska sockeye salmon fishing trip should be the adventure of a lifetime, so visit our Alaska travel planner and book your Alaska sockeye fishing trip today.

Alaska Sockeye Salmon IdentificationAlaska_Sockeye_Salmon

When your out Alaska sockeye salmon fishing, it is useful to know your species.  Alaska sockeye salmon range between 24" - 33" in length and weigh between 5 -15 pounds in the wild. Sea faring sockeye salmon have silver sides with black speckles and blue top (nicknamed blueback). Upon return from the ocean, Alaska sockeye salmon turns bright red and their heads begin to take on a green color. Breeding aged male sockeye have a humped back with a hooked jaw.


The life of a Sockeye Salmon

No Alaska sockeye salmon fishing expert would be caught dead without knowing the lifecycle of the Alaska sockeye.  Sockeye salmon are born in fresh water, but unlike other salmon types they require a lake to rear their young. Upon hatching, sockeye fry will stay in their rearing grounds for up to three years before they head out to sea. Their diet of choice is zooplankton while basking in the ocean currents before returning to spawn in one to four years. Both male and female sockeye salmon die within a few weeks of spawning.

Interesting Sockeye Salmon Facts:

  • The name "Sockeye" is a failed attempt at interpreting the suk-kegh which is Salish for "red fish".
  • Alaska Sockeye get their color from the orange krill they eat while ocean bound.
  • Sockeye salmon fishing world record (sport) is 31 inches 16 lbs.
  • Sockeye Salmon Fishing world record caught on the Kenai River.
  • CONCLUSION: Krog's Kamp sits on the best sockeye salmon fishing location.

Sockeye Salmon Nutrition

Sockeye Salmon is naturally low in Sodium and a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin and Phosphorus. It is also a very good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B12 and Selenium. More nutritional data on Sockeye Salmon can be found at nutritiondata.self.com


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