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Tag: Silver Salmon

Silver Salmon

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Finding a Sitka-Sized Haul of Lings, Rockfish, Flatties and of course, Big, Bright Bunches of Silvers. It’s easy to forget just how special an Alaska fishing trip should be. It’s even easier to be reminded. As I meet Eric and Bill Ward in person for the first time, their excitement is contagious. Eric Ward is […]

  Coho salmon, commonly referred to as silver salmon, are the second least abundant of the Pacific salmon, after Chinook, and within the 49th state, silvers range continuously from the far southe

Togiak River Lodge Story  by Marcus Weiner King and silver salmon fishing are the primary draws on the Togiak The sharp knife lays open the flesh of the fresh Chinook. Its chrome sides still laden wi

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by George Krumm As I looked out the window of the Era Aviation turboprop I wondered if the rain and wind were going to allow us to fish. It had been iffy for several days, but as I looked down at the sea and coastline it didn’t seem windy at the moment; just rainy. Rick […]

By Tom Watson  There was something intuitively inviting about the first pool at the second bend in the river. I stood at the edge of the grassy bank and scanned across its glossy black surfa

Nushagak Silvers Story and photos by Marcus Weiner As I set foot on the shores of the Nushagak for the first time, my impression of the river is more intimate than I expected, as traffic is down to a

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By JD Richey I’ve said it a thousand times…silver salmon can drive you nuts! Especially since they often hold in slow, snaggy, “bassy” water that’s typically best covered by casting hardware like spinners, spoons and plugs. Which is not a big deal—if they’re in the mood to bite lures. But here’s the rub: Coho aren’t […]

Five Wacky Tricks for Finicky Coho by Greg Brush If you’ve fished silvers before, you likely know that they can be one of the most unpredictable salmon around. These great gamefish can try to rip th

Cut through Pinks: A Fish Alaska How-to Story and photo by Scott Haugen Tolerating pink salmon while targeting prized silvers can be a frustrating experience. Here’s how to beat the pinks and l

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Blog Post by Troy Letherman In the 1970s, when we first started halibut fishing off the Deep Creek coast of Cook Inlet, we used herring for bait on J hooks—hooks you had to be on all the time and ready to set the hook like you want to rip the lips right off that fish. […]

We’d found silver salmon nirvana. Hiking several miles up a remote stream in Southeast, we rounded a bend and there it was. A 7-foot waterfall . . . below it a hole the size of an Olympic swimmi

Blog Post by Scott Haugen This blog post comes to us from Fish Alaska contributing editor Scott Haugen, whose many angling books are available at his website. Silver salmon are one of Alaska’s most

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Blog Post by Scott Haugen The following blog post comes to us from Fish Alaska contributing editor and noted angler Scott Haugen, whose many books are available through his website. If humans had as strong a sense of smell as salmon, life would not be pretty.  Being able to detect odors measured in parts per […]

Coho Salmon: Silvers Fishing for silvers is someof the most fun you can have and Valdez has no shortage of it. These fish can weigh from 6 to 20 pounds and are between 24 and 30 inches long. Coho hav

Silver Salmon Kenai River silvers arrive in the nick of time: just about the time that one is completely burned out or turned off by the huge crowds, intense nature and necessary patience of king fish

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