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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Christopher Watson
Christopher Watson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to go on several fishing excursions in my life. But nothing has ever compared to my time with Jason. Jason's respect and love for nature is above anything I've experienced and it left me with such a different appreciation when hunting/fishing. The best of the best right here.

Chester Washington
Chester Washington

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Love fishing with Jason. Just found out he got a special permit to fish the UPPER KENAI RIVER for this year so I'll be back!!! Real fishermen know the significance of that! It's the most coveted stretch of the river and only a handful of guides have access. Cant wait!!!

Robert Pigford
Robert Pigford

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Cant wait to ice fish with Jason after having an awesome trip earlier this year. Even if you dont catch fish you will have an awesome time on the water and see some crazy awesome views. Bring your camera for sure!

Chris Leonard
Chris Leonard

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Great guy, great experience! Highly recommend

SMART Fire Academy
SMART Fire Academy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

My son really wanted to fish on our trip to Alaska and not being a fisherman myself, I figured the best option was a guide. Not only did Jason accommodate our last minute scheduling, but he ensured we had a great time, caught the fish, and best of all, made memories that will last a lifetime. ps. Even this "non-fisherman" caught a few! Highly recommend Jason to anyone.

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