Alaska King Salmon Fishing
Alaska King Salmon fishing season runs from July 1st – 31st. We target kings with both fly rods and conventional gear. At least a 10 wt. rod for the kings is recommended. All rods and lines are supplied, but guests are more than welcome to bring their own.
We recommend both a 300 and 400 grain sink tip. Teeny lines have worked very well for our methods of swinging flies for kings. These line weights are a good indicator for other brands of lines and should be used as an indicator if you are intending on bringing up your own personal equipment to tackle the mighty Alaska king salmon on fly. We do this every week of the summer and have a ball catching kings on fly. The Alaska king salmon seem to jump quite a bit more when hooked on a fly compared to being hooked on a lure or drift rig.
Angler’s Alibi guides drift or pitch with conventional gear and do very little trolling for kings. We not only find our methods to produce the highest catch rates on the river but also the most peaceful way to enjoy the river while rowing, instead of running the motor all day. Alaska Kings average between 25 and 30 lbs on the Alagnak, and there are days that our per boat average is over 30 kings landed.