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