King Salmon Fishing In Alaska
The Chinook salmon, or King salmon, as it’s more colloquially called, is a fish known across the world for its distinctive taste and size—supposedly, Lewis and Clark thought it was the best fish they’d ever eaten. Catch some king salmon with Kenai Kingpin, and let’s see how their recommendation holds up.
What to Know About King Salmon in Alaska
Basic Description: Chinook are a type of anadromous fish native to the North Pacific Ocean. Chinook salmon can be found in rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water all the way from California to Alaska.
They have also been introduced to other parts of the world, including New Zealand, where they are thriving in Lake Michigan Great Lakes of North America and Michigan’s western rivers. Patagonia is another area where Chinook have been introduced and are now thriving.
Physical Description: The Chinook is a salmon that can come in blue-green, red, or purple on the back and top of the head. It has white ventral surfaces and black spots on its tail.
What’s more, the Chinook salmon also have a distinctive feature: a black gum line. Adults range in size from 24 to 36 inches (61 to 91 cm), but can be up to 58 inches (150 cm) in length. The average weight is 10 to 50 pounds (4.5 to 22.7 kg).
Season: From late April to late June.
King Salmon Fishing Charters On The Kenai Peninsula
When it comes to king salmon fishing in Alaska, there’s no better place to fish than the Kenai Peninsula, and there’s no better fishing charter in Kenai than Kenai Kingpin.
With over a decade of experience in the fishing charter industry, Kenai Kingpin is ready to help fishermen, amateurs and pros alike, set out on the fishing trip of their dreams.
With charters through multiple rivers, some of the best fishing guides in Kenai, and nothing between you and the unbroken Alaskan wilderness but the click of a button, what are you waiting for? Experience some of the best fishing in Alaska, or anywhere, you could have, and get in contact with Kenai Kingpin today!