Sockeye Salmon is it a sport fish or a meat fish?

Sockeye Salmon run into the Kenai in great abundance most years and have many different obstacles to avoid before the spawn.  I’m a fishing guide on the Kenai so Sockeye are a sport fish that is fun to catch on fly rods and also very tasty to eat.  Some of my good friends wouldn’t use a rod to catch a Sockeye to save there life if they can use a net.  Regardless of tool used to catch or harvest these fish everybody that pursues these fish loves the action.  I personally like to keep and kill about 20 fish a year so I can smoke some, jar some, and freeze some fresh.  Everybody has there magic number, and that’s ok as long as none of the meat isn’t getting wasted.  It’s the meat mongers of the world that ruin things for everyone, wether they use rod and reel or net.  As Alaskans we have the right to harvest these fish how we please, and that should come with responsibility.  Whatever weapon you choose it’s your responsibility to not be wasteful and to cherish the meat you get.  Don’t kill more than your going to eat, we need the fish too spawn so we can enjoy them year after year, from generation to generation.  Please be responsible so we can all enjoy our natural resources year after year.  www.jasonsguideservice.com

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Jason's Guide Service
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4.8 out of 5 stars

Anthony Dickinson
Anthony Dickinson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Launched out of Cooper Landing on the Kenai and had a blast. Took tons of great pictures and video and most importantly caught some fish. Honestly, just being out there in nature on the river was worth the price of admission. You can't get that kind of vibe sitting indoors.

Lonnie Moody
Lonnie Moody

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Jasons Guide Service is in a class of his own! Not even kidding. Dont bother with the other guys. I already have so I'll save you some time and money. Jason knows this river system like the back of his hand and will get you on the fish more times than not. He is a wealth of knowledge

Troy Town
Troy Town

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

To echo the other reviewer on here, he was right. Jason is straight Legendary! I booked Jason based on that guys review alone and it paid off. Not only did we catch fish but I learned so much from Jason. I've fished with other guides that barely tell you anything and try to keep the secrets to themselves it seems like.

Bertie Boyd
Bertie Boyd

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Fished with a couple other guiding companies in Alaska and Jason is pretty dang awesome! Booked a full day with him for me and my two boys and we caught lots of fish, made memories, and took awesome pics and video. Glad we took our road trip through Cooper Landing and found Jason!

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Fishing on the Kenai River at it's finest pretty much sums it up. I hired Jason to get me on a monster rainbow trout and he did not let me down! I understand it doesn't always work out this well but I'm thankful for the opportunity and his willingness to explain certain things to me. Thanks Jason and I'll be back!!

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