Alaska Fish and Game has put some restrictions on fishing for King Salmon in nearly all Alaska rivers. But the sport of catching a giant King is still open, alive and well! Moreover, one of our main charter guides, Russell Fishing Company, has been converting King fishing trips into King/Sockeye combo charters if guests request it. This is giving our guests the opportunity to hook in to the best of both worlds - go out and catch, photograph and release an Alaska King Salmon (and continue fishing for more) but also then to catch, keep and make a meal out of the hard fighting, delicious Alaska Sockeye Salmon. Both the Kasilof River and Kenai River have been producing some respectable Kings and the sockeye are starting to come in with significant numbers.
Here are the Houston's and some others after a great day of sockeye fishing . . .
And here is a nice rack of reds (sockeye) that were caught by the Phillips party on the Kenai, all taken in about 3 exciting hours. Phillips' were too tired to have photos taken so Cap'n Gilz, the guide for the day, did the honors.
Alaska Hooksetters Lodge, Kenai
Base Camp for your Kenai, Alaska Adventures