Although Fish and Game has put some restrictions on King Salmon in almost all Alaska rivers, the sport of Catching a Giant King is still open, alive and well!. Moreover, Russell Fishing is converting King trips into King/Sockeye combos if guests request it. This gives our guests the best of both worlds . . . the ability to catch, photograph and release an Alaska King salmon, and then keep fishing for more . . . and then also to catch, keep and eat the hard fighting, delicious Alaska sockeye salmon!
Both the Kasilof and Kenai rivers have been producing some nice Kings and the sockeye are starting to come in heavy. Below, young Matt Woolway holds one of a nice catch of sockeye . . .
And here is the Houston, Woolway and Curly group after a day of sockeye fishing . . .
And here is a nice rack of reds that were taken by the Phillips party first day on the Kenai. These beauties were landed in 3 hours. The Phillips and Ken Chalk were too tired to have photos taken so Cap'n Gilz (guide for the day) did the honors . . .
Sockeye Salmon (Reds) are the most sought after salmon, known for their delicious red meat. They may also be the strongest salmon pound-for-pound.
So expect some fishing . . . expect some fighting . . . expect some fresh 'n fancy feasting . . . and expect some fun!
Russell Fishing Company