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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4.9 out of 5 stars

Cody Wright
Cody Wright

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Jason Lesmeister is an evil genius fisherman. He was like cast over there and something good will happpen. So I did and I caught a fish. Same thing happened later on again and again. Best fishing in Cooper Landing I have ever experienced.

Frederick Graham
Frederick Graham

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 day ago

OMG! I think Jason has Kenai River flowing through his veins because he knew everything about the river. I myself have been on that river 100 times and he put me to shame. What an expert fisherman. Love catchin salmon

Michael Petree
Michael Petree

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Legit Legit Legit! Yah I said it, LEGIT! Call Jason right now. Trust me, I spoke with the other guides that pop up on Google too. Some didn't even bother to call back, or just seemed disinterested on the phone. Booked Jason and the rest is history. Awesome trip!

Melvin Simon
Melvin Simon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Hired Jason for guided trout fishing on he delivred huge! Freakin whales everywhere on the river and we caught our fair share. Dont hesitate to hire him for trout or salmon fishing. Right on right on!

Anthony Calderon
Anthony Calderon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Guy at the gas station said to call Jasons guide service for guided fishing on the Kenai so thats what I did and he was right! Had a great time with Jason and drifting in the boat catching fish is just pure awesomeness

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