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

Oscar de Rojas
Oscar de Rojas

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I had an outstanding time! Jason took the time to show how to cast and present. As a result I caught a lot of fish! Like he said, "make a rainbow catch a rainbow". He wanted me catch fish as much as I did.

I travel to Anchorage at least once a year due to work. Next time, I will definitely hire Jason for his services and you should too!

P. Schumacher
P. Schumacher

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

Jason is a really amazing guide. He took his time to show us all of the necessary steps and explain everything along the way. Jason is not only very knowledgable about fishing and the river, he's a fun person to be around and exciting to talk to. He really wants everyone who comes along to have a great time and catch as much fish as possible. Jason was also very quick to share any knowledge he has to give us the tools to continue exploring fishing as a great hobby. We're already looking into coming back to Alaska and booking Jason's services again!

Stephanie Fischer
Stephanie Fischer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I have had the privilege of being able to hunt and fish with Jason! He is a great guide with integrity and has always put all of his effort into making sure his clients have the best experience possible!! Looking forward to the next trip!

david wagoner
david wagoner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Best guide service on the Kenai River. Very knowledgeable guide that can put amateur to professional fisherman on the fish. Awesome supporter of all American Veterans.

Alejandro Beltran
Alejandro Beltran

5 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

I highly recommend Jason for your future fishing and hunting experience in Alaska.

My son and I are inexperienced fishermen, and we wanted to have the opportunity to go out, enjoy nature, and do some recreational fishing.

I could tell that Jason is very professional. From the very beginning, he always made himself available and answered all my questions prior to my trip. Then, while in Alaska, he proactively reached out to me to make sure all the logistics were in place.

Most importantly and even though we are inexperienced fishermen, I could see that Jason knew his business. He had the necessary patience to teach us and has all the best gear and a super attitude .I could see that Jason really displayed a genuine interest for us to have a great experience.

At the end, Jason also was very helpful in assisting us to degut our rainbow trout, which ended up being one of the best meals we had during our trip.

For a true Alaskan experience and a real outdoor fishing adventure , Jason will make it a very personal time in your fishing experience .

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