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					Tips in fishing for salmons in Alaska

Alaska is known as one of the most bountiful areas with salmon, and is
ideal for fishing trips.

This is because of extreme tides along the West Coast and the gush of
ocean currents that create an environment ideal for the breeding of
thousands of baitfish.

It is also known as one of the best places to go if one wants to fish for
giant King Salmon, the largest specie of salmon fish.

The best way to catch these giant salmon (in saltwater) is through
trolling or by angling a baited line drawn into the water.

Fishing for giant King Salmon can be a year round activity (especially in

The most sought-after species of salmon are the following:

1. The King Salmon (Chinook) are the largest of all these species. Its
weight averages between 20-40 pounds, the heaviest recorded of which is
112 pounds, and can be as long as 3-4". It has a blue-green back that is
lightly spotted.

The average life span of a Chinook Salmon is about five to seven years.

Its flesh can range in color from ivory white to a deep red.

Common names for this specie of salmon include tyee, springs, mouth/kings
quinnat and tule.

2. Silver Salmon (Coho) on the other hand is slightly smaller with an
average weight of 8-12 pounds.

These specie prefer small streams in which to spawn between the months of
July to November.

3. Sockeye salmon, on the other hand, are the most sought-after of its
entire species because its flesh has a color of deep red and it has a
firm rich flavor.

In fishing for salmon in Alaska, one has to be well equipped with the
right equipment (and donned with the appropriate apparel).

Listed below are some of the needed equipment/materials and tips for
hassle-free fishing:

1. You must be clad in layers of warm clothes (not necessarily bulky ones
as it can hinder in the fishing activity).
2. Over these everyday clothes, a waterproof overall, boots and bibs are
likewise necessary to ensure that one would stay dry since after a hook-
up, some fish may resist with maximum struggles.

3. Fleet or cruisers that offer services for fishing are usually stocked
with bait.

4. A guide on board a cruiser ensures that even amateur fishermen will
enjoy the activity by providing crash-lessons onboard. They usually hook
the bait for the guest and inform the party as to where specific species
of fish may thrive for selective fishing.

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