Alaska Salmon Fishing and Other Alaska Fishing Information
Here is a list of Alaska Fishing Species and included in some of the descriptions is the Alaska Fishing Record Fish caught for that species. Included in ALL of the Alaska Fishing Species is the PRIME areas to fish in Alaska for that particular species. This will give you a better idea of where you may want to plan your next Alaska Fishing Vacation! Just click on the inks to the areas of Alaska that are Hot Spots for the species, to find an Alaska Fishing Guide for that city!
| ALASKA KING SALMON FISHING
CHINOOK SALMON - (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
The King Salmon is Alaska's State Fish. It is one of the more popular sport fish in Alaska. The Alaska Fishing Record King Salmon was caught on the Kenai River and weighed in at 97 lbs. Although this is the state record, local Fish and Game biologists have reported finding King Salmon weighing over 120 lbs in fish wheels on the Kenai Peninsula.
|ALASKA RED SALMON FISHING
SOCKEYE SALMON - (Oncorhynchus nerka)
The "Red" or Sockeye Salmon is another favorite of sport fishermen. The Sockeye Salmon is the mainstay of the fishing industry in Alaska. This is a popular sport fish in most areas of Alaska. The Alaska Fishing Record for the Sockeye is 16 lbs. caught while fishing on the Kenai River.
|ALASKA SILVER SALMON FISHING
COHO SALMON - (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
The "Silver" or Coho Salmon is Alaska's acrobat. This fish is known for it's high acrobatic jumps and fighting ability. This makes the Silver Salmon one of Alaska's most popular sporting fish. The Alaska Fishing Record for the Coho Salmon is a whopping 26 lbs. caught in Icy Strait Alaska.
|ALASKA RAINBOW TROUT FISHING
RAINBOW TROUT - (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Alaska is famous for it's healthy population of wild Rainbow Trout. The Rainbow Trout is a popular Alaska sport fish because of it's abundance in Alaska's lakes and streams and it's fighting ability. South West Alaska fishing areas are known for having a great population of Wild Alaska Rainbow Trout.
|ALASKA STEELHEAD FISHING
STEELHEAD TROUT - (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Virtually the same as a Rainbow Trout only the SteelHead goes out to sea and returns to fresh water to spawn. The ocean waters have changed it's colors and shape slightly. The SteelHead is known for it's toughness and ability to snap lines without even trying. This is a threatened species of fish in most areas of the world.
|ALASKA DOLLY VARDEN FISHING
DOLLY VARDEN - (Salvelinus malma Walbaum)
One of Alaska's most sought-after sport fish. The Dolly Varden is a member of the "Salmon" family and is one of the ocean going fish that migrate back to Alaska's streams and lakes.
|ALASKA ARCTIC GRAYLING FISHING
ARCTIC GRAYLING - (Thymallus arcticus (Pallus))
A smaller cousin of the trout, The Arctic Grayling has become a symbol of the clear running freshwater streams of the North. One of the most attractive sport fish found in Alaska, with it's prominent dorsal fin and spectacular coloring. The Arctic Grayling is considered to be a rare sport fish.
|ALASKA NORTHERN PIKE FISHING
NORTHERN PIKE - (Esox lucius linnaeus)
The Northern Pike yet another popular Alaskan Sport Fish. Residing in many Alaska lakes sloughs and tributaries. The Alaskan Northern Pike is a rather tough fighter and some weigh as much as 30 lbs and are 4 ft in length.
ALASKA HALIBUT FISHING
HALIBUT - (Hippoglossus stenolepis)
The most popular ocean going sport fish in Alaska. The Alaska Halibut has top billing for charter fishing guides and ocean going fisherman. The Alaska Halibut is one of the biggest sport fish available in Alaska. The Alaska Record Halibut weighed in at a whopping 459 lbs and was caught off the coast of Unalaska.