Sockeye salmon, Steelhead salmon, River trout, Chum salmon, Coho salmon and of course the Chinook salmon; when salmons of this variety can be caught in the Alaskan waters its hard to keep the throngs of hopeful anglers away. Pretty justified too, there have been far too many monster catches of Chinooks or deservingly named King Salmons over the Alaskan waters, further enticing starter and pro anglers to ply its waters and search for their luck.
The King Salmon is no doubt the most coveted price in Alaska salmon fishing, though over the years its estuaries are also known to shelter several gargantuan halibuts. But more or less, Alaska is more dominant with its endless salmon runs, and softer nerved anglers who are still skeptical in challenging the king can opt with other types of salmons other than the fiery King.
But they have to avoid angling for the Coho salmon, or sometimes called the Silver Salmon, too. This salmon type is next in line with the Chinook in tempestuousness; they are known to perform heavy acrobatics and stunts when compromised, beating novice anglers with lesser determination.
All in all, Alaska salmon fishing is one dominant American fishing sport. True you can fish for salmon just about anywhere: Puget Sound, British Columbia, Arkansas, New York but the diversity of the salmon fishes in Alaska coupled with the level of the play involved there (most pros fishing for salmon head to Alaska), Alaska salmon fishing provides for the better experience.
So, have I convinced you yet about the boons of Alaska salmon fishing? Here are some starter venues to compliment for your Alaska salmon adventure ideas.
Waterfall Resort is good only for one thing. They hold the Annual $100,000 King of Kings Salmon Tournament. Being a full sized tournament involving several pro anglers, this makes it a mighty fine venture indeed. The only catch is, you have to be a resort guest to join the tournament. No big deal, the Waterfall resort also boasts the best location in this part of Alaska. You might be interested to join.
Alaska Rainbow Lodge
Are you planning a more laidback adventure where you can fish on anytime of the day with less the hassle? A more personalized adventure perhaps? Why not settle on one of the riverside cabins along the Kenai River. Now that is personalized fishing vacation, with the fishing grounds right at your doorstep.
Regarding Kenai River, this is where Les Anderson became immortalized with his 1985 catch of a gargantuan salmon. It was a 97.4 pound King Salmon. The only rival record was the 1949 King Salmon caught at Petersburg, Alaska. At 126 pounds it was by far the heaviest though many were skeptical judging the absence of visual proofs.