Alaska Fish and Shellfish Species
Salmon Shark | Alaska Fishing
Alaska is home to a fish that will hit like a freight train, strip every inch of the line from your reel, and leave you completely battle-worn after three hours of hard fighting. No, it's not a halibut, it's a salmon shark!
Arctic Char | Alaska Fishing
Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinas) are the stuff dreams are made of. Large, aggressive, and beautiful in their spawning colors, Arctic char are the kings of their domain. It's possible some years to fly over portions of the Arctic and observe entire portions of the river that are black with char.
King Salmon | Alaska Fishing
King salmon (onchorhynchus tshawytscha), known also as Chinook salmon, truly are the king of all salmon species in Alaska. Though distributed nearly state-wide, they particularly dominate the saltwater sport fishing roster as the most sought-after species available from Southeast Alaska into Prince William Sound, out to the Kodiak-Afognak island group and into the Bristol Bay area.
Sockeye Salmon | Alaska Fishing
Sockeye salmon, otherwise known as "red salmon" or more commonly, "reds" are, by far, Alaska's most popular salmon for freshwater anglers. Found in abundance from Southeast Alaska to Bristol Bay, reds are hard-fighting and they make wonderful table fare.
Silver Salmon | Alaska Fishing
Silver salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), also known as "coho" salmon are the mainstay of Alaska's sport salmon fishery in many areas of the state. They're aggressive feeders in saltwater, and they readily strike lures and flies in freshwater.