The 2012 sockeye salmon season was a bit strange. The Alagnak river was higher than it has ever been and the temp of the river was a little low. The sockeye salmon came right on time though, but stayed in the tidewater longer than usual. The Alagnak River has many back bays, and some of these filled up with thousands of sockeye salmon.
The sockeye were a mile back in one bay jumping and splashing like we have never seen before on the Alagnak River. Good thing though, because it was these very sockeye that made for great fishing on the Kulik River, Moraine Creek, Battle Creek, and Little Ku rivers later in our season. Good to know the sockeye salmon had a way of adapting to the conditions for a great run on the Alagnak river.