From pristine brooks to wild open seas, nothing compares to freshly caught and prepared seafood.
There are lots of different species of fish you can fish for in Alaska. Whether or not you fish on a charter boat in Southeast Alaska or off the backs of the Russian River your goal is still the same, to catch an Alaska salmon. Salmon is by far the most popular and there are several different types.
Adults have black irregular spotting on the back and dorsal fins and both lobes of the tail fin. They also have black pigment along the gum line. In saltwater, Kings have bluish-green coloration on the back which fades to a silvery color on the sides and white on the belly. Spawning Kings in freshwater range from red to copper to almost black, depending on location and degree of maturation. Males are more deeply colored than females and develop a 'ridgeback' condition and a hooked nose.
Prior to spawning, sockeye are a shiny greenish blue on the top of the head and their back, bright silver on the sides, and white on the belly. Adults may carry small black dots on their backs, while juveniles may have dark marks on their sides.
Adult Silvers will weigh between 8 to 12 pounds and span 24 to 30 inches long; however, trophies of up to 26 pounds have been caught. Fish in the sea are dark metallic blue or greenish on the back and upper sides, a brilliant silver color on middle and lower sides, and white below.