Sockeye (Red) Salmon Fishing
Sockeye salmon provide an entertaining air show
Sockeye are accessed in freshwater, primarily at our out camp. At AlpenView, we fish sockeye on the fly. Favorite rods vary from six to eight weight. Floating lines are the norm. 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!
The sockeye run on the Ayakulik is one of Alaska’s finest, often approaching 300,000 fish. All of these sockeye travel within casting distance of our out camp tent doors. The finest sockeye riffle on Kodiak Island is a short walk from camp. Fishing is very fast and double figure (10+) sockeye afternoons are common.