Pink Salmon

Pink Salmon

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Pink Salmon

Pink Salmon Fishing In Alaska

Pink salmon, also named humpback salmon, are an easy fish to identify. Males of the species develop a hump on their backs during mating season.

What to Know About Pink Salmon in Alaska

Basic Description:  The Humpback, or Pink, salmon is the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon. The scientific species name is based on the Russian common name for this species gorbúša (горбуша), which literally means “humpie.” Humpbacks are a popular food in Alaska, but they are also found in other parts of Asia.

Physical Description: Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) are silver in the ocean, but turn to a pale grey on their back with a yellowish-white belly. They have an adipose fin, v-shaped tail, and anal fin with 13-17 soft rays. Males develop a pronounced humped back, hence their nickname “humpies”. The maximum size of a pink salmon was 30 inches (76 cm) and 15 pounds (6.8 kg).

Season: From mid-July to mid-August.

Pink Salmon Fishing CharteRS On ThE Kenai Peninsula

Looking for the best place for pink salmon fishing in Alaska? Look no further than Kenai Peninsula! And if you’re interested in booking a charter fishing trip to take part in such an adventure, Kenai Kingpin is the one that’s right for you.

Whether you’ve been a fisherman for years or are just starting, Kenai Kingpin is here to help. We have plenty of experienced staff on hand, and can help you set out on any fishing trip on the Kenai Peninsula you can think of,

So, are you really looking for some of the best fishing in Alaska, with a fishing charter that offers world-class fishing experiences on the Kenai Rivera or Kasilof River? Then contact Kenai Kingpin. All of our guides are experts, and we can guarantee some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska!

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Kenai Kingpin specializes in family friendly trips for all species of salmon and trout on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. Trips last up to 6 hours or until limits of salmon have been caught. We can accommodate up to 5 anglers per group. Groups with 2-3 anglers may be mixed with other groups.

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Kenai KingPin offers the best fishing charter experience in Soldotna, Alaska. Our crew is family-run and offers local, experienced guides who know the Kenai Peninsula better than anyone. Kenai KingPin specializes in first-time fishers and seasoned veterans alike.

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The Fishing Spots
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Lower Kenai River

The Lower Kenai River offers fishermen a variety of fishing opportunities. The fish are so big because of the abundant food there, including rainbow trout, steelhead (ocean-run), and Dolly Varden. These fish gorge themselves on small fish, salmon eggs, and salmon carcasses reaching record sizes!  Don’t miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime catches, and get on board with Kenai KingPin today!

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Middle Kenai River

The Middle Kenai River has become a popular fishing spot. The watershed holds plenty of rainbow trout and steelhead, and there are plenty of stocked salmon too. This section is not just for people who are drift fishing. If you want to use a motor, you can. This river is a great change of scenery, and it’s new territory to explore- after all, the Upper Kenai River is a popular fishing spot as well.

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Lower/Upper Kasilof River

The Kasilof River, meaning “mountain river” in Dena’ina, is a river on the western Kenai Peninsula in southern Alaska. This cold, powerful river flows northwest to Cook Inlet near Kasilof. Its upper section is swift and classed as Class II whitewater. It’s not for the faint of heart, but those courageous enough to face its challenge will be rewarded with an adventure unlike any other!