Chum Salmon Fishing
Alaska Chum salmon are numerous on the Alagnak River and can be considered one of the most underrated fish species in Alaska. Unlike most Alaskan rivers, the chum salmon of the Alagnak enter the tidewater chrome bright and full of fight.
The Alagnak chum are often mistaken for silver salmon, as they have not begun to color up as they do in other rivers they enter. It is quite common for Alagnak IRver chum salmon to jump once hooked just like a silver salmon. There are two distinct runs of chum salmon on the Alagnak River: one begins the second week of July, and one begins the last week of July.
The runs overlap, making the chum a targeted species starting the second week of July, through the end of our season in mid-August. Chum hit flies on the strip, on the swing, and most importantly on top! They average 8 to 10 lbs and are per pound the hardest and longest fighting salmon in the Pacific, breaking more rods every year than any other species of salmon.