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Alaska salmon fishing has been discovered closer than you could expect and more beautiful than all the pictures you've seen. Alaska salmon fishing is closer than you think. Prince of Wales Island is the largest island in North America and the closest Alaska salmon fishing grounds that has extreme fishing success.
Coho or King Salmon arrive off the Island of Noyes bringing in the first salmon harvest for the year. Most of the king salmon fishing is within a cast of shore. Gray whales, sea lions, sea otters, puffins, geese, bald eagles, loons, seals, majestic mountains, peaceful lagoons, bear, deer, cranes, killer whales, sea ducks and more waterfowl. 30 pound king salmon is not uncommon. Silver salmon are 8 to 12 pounds, fight very hard and will show up in huge numbers. You are allowed a 70 pound “fish box” by the airlines on your return trip. Silver salmon are later to show up to the party. Plan on a June trip for silver salmon. Never have you experienced salmon till you have tried fresh smoked.
Sockeye salmon, the most red meat of all salmon is next to last to arrive in late June or July in large schools. Sockeye salmon are usually 4 years old and weigh 5-12 pounds. A local guide and boat is a must for sockeye salmon fishing. You will dine on Dungeness crab, Alaska shrimp, sockeye salmon and halibut. If you have never fished Alaska you are in for the fishing trip that will make memories for a lifetime!
Salmon fishing has been a way of life for Alaskans. For the sports fisherman, salmon fishing in Alaska is a dream come true.