|Alaska is known as one of the most bountiful areas with salmon,
and is ideal for fishing trips.
This is because of extreme tides along the West Coast and the
gush of ocean currents that create an environment ideal for the
breeding of thousands of baitfish.
It is also known as one of the best places to go if one wants to
fish for giant King Salmon, the largest specie of salmon fish.
The best way to catch these giant salmon (in saltwater) is
through trolling or by angling a baited line drawn into the
Fishing for giant King Salmon can be a year round activity
(especially in Seward).
The most sought-after species of salmon are the following:
1. The King Salmon (Chinook) are the largest of all these
species. Its weight averages between 20-40 pounds, the heaviest
recorded of which is 112 pounds, and can be as long as 3-4". It
has a blue-green back that is lightly spotted.
The average life span of a Chinook Salmon is about five to seven
Its flesh can range in color from ivory white to a deep red.
Common names for this specie of salmon include tyee, springs,
mouth/kings quinnat and tule.
2. Silver Salmon (Coho) on the other hand is slightly smaller
with an average weight of 8-12 pounds.
These specie prefer small streams in which to spawn between the
months of July to November.
3. Sockeye salmon, on the other hand, are the most sought-after
of its entire species because its flesh has a color of deep red
and it has a firm rich flavor.
In fishing for salmon in Alaska, one has to be well equipped
with the right equipment (and donned with the appropriate
Listed below are some of the needed equipment/materials and tips
for hassle-free fishing:
1. You must be clad in layers of warm clothes (not necessarily
bulky ones as it can hinder in the fishing activity).
2. Over these everyday clothes, a waterproof overall, boots and
bibs are likewise necessary to ensure that one would stay dry
since after a hook-up, some fish may resist with maximum
3. Fleet or cruisers that offer services for fishing are usually
stocked with bait.
4. A guide on board a cruiser ensures that even amateur
fishermen will enjoy the activity by providing crash-lessons
onboard. They usually hook the bait for the guest and inform the
party as to where specific species of fish may thrive for
About the author:
Travis Clemens is a life time fisherman and he knows the ins and
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