Copper River Red Salmon are the most prized salmon stock for both flavor and texture. The red salmon spend most of their adult life in the saltwater. Unlike the other 4 species of salmon the red salmon are filter feeders that feed on really small stuff and this makes them the least aggressive salmon. What this means to us anglers is that most of the time they do not usually strike out of aggression. In some instances the red salmon will strike but about 75% of the time they are actually not biting at all. Well how do you catch a salmon that doesn't bite? Techniques called lining, flipping or flossing are utilized to catch the sockeye. The idea is that when the red salmon are swimming up stream you will place the line in the fishes mouth and pull it tight setting the hook into the jaw. Even though the technique may sound tricky it can be mastered. First you have to make sure you are standing in a good place to fish for migrating red salmon. The rest is all about technique. We can assure you will achieve a productive drift for the location you are fishing. Where are the fish in the river and what makes one fishing hole better than others? Red salmon fishing takes time to master but our Alaska copper river fishing guides can help speed up the process.
Fish with Salmon Grove's fully guided red salmon trip on one of the best Alaska rivers to target red salmon; the Klutina River, Tonsina River, Gulkana River or Copper River. Our professional Alaska river guides know the best Alaska rivers to target the prized stock of Alaska's Copper River sockeye (red) salmon
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Fishing for Alaska Red Salmon
At Salmon Grove we provide you with quality fly fishing equipment to fish for sockeye salmon. The red salmon we are targeting are swimming upstream only a few feet from the bank. The proximity of the fish to where you are standing is so close that we do not use a traditional fly cast to place the line in the water. Instead the line is simply flipped out only 2-5 feet from the tip of the rod. Just be sure to let out a "fish on!" so your fishing buddies can stand back and watch the show!
2018 Guided Red Salmon Fishing Price List
Half-Day Copper River Red Salmon Fishing
$200 per person
Full-Day Copper River Red Salmon Fishing
$300 per person
Guided Klutina River Bank-Fishing
$125 per person