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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Zevi New
Zevi New

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Jason was a spectacular guide! Has tremendous knowledge of the Kenai River landscape. We caught 6 sockeye with his guidance. Great experience!

Don Rawson
Don Rawson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Better late than never! I had the luxury of Jason guiding me for a day of fly fishing. Fortunately for me, the other party was a no show, so I had the trip to myself. Oh, did I mention that I have never fly fished ever? Jason was EXTREMELY patient and within no time, I was catching fish. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and even if I hadn't caught a fish, it would have been money well spent. Seriously, if you get the chance, take a tour with him... you will not regret it.

Alex Carey
Alex Carey

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

Jason is a great guide with many years of experience under his belt. He will defintiley show you a good time and knows where the fish are.

James Taylor
James Taylor

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Jason is truly Amazing!! He took my wife and I out for the trip of a Lifetime! Fishing was great and he was extremely helpful to my wife who was brand new to fly fishing. We felt well taken care of, safe, and prepared. We hope you enjoy your Idaho wine Jason! Cheers!

Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

BEST fishing trip ever! We fished with an outfitter in Juneau and that went good too but Jason was hands down far better and we caught way more fish. He just seemd to care more and was teaching us so much. I'd have to say Jason is the best fishing guide on the Kenai bar none.

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