Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fishing (Red Salmon)
Pound for pound, sockeye are the strongest of the pacific salmon. They are fast and erratic fighters, often spending half of their fight in the air. Sockeye are unpredictable and simply never give up. They are responsible for more broken rods than any other fish in Alaska!
At AlpenView, we fish sockeye on the fly. Favorite rods vary from six to eight weight. Floating lines are the norm.
Saltery Creek has the best sockeye run in Ugak Bay, often exceeding 30,000 fish. Sockeye are considered one of the best eating salmon. They average 5 pounds and are available in July and early August.