When it comes to fishing for salmon in Alaska, coho salmon are becoming the new king. With king salmon runs declining in many famous rivers, and daily and possession limits being greatly reduced, more and more anglers are looking to the coho salmon for relief.
Coho, or silver salmon, are highly abundant in the Egegik River, our home waters that we’ve been fishing since 1992. Here, silver salmon receive very little fishing pressure, and anglers can catch and keep five silver salmon a day.
Once you’ve limited out, you can keep fishing, catch and release. If you grow tired of catching coho salmon while drifting cured eggs, switch to lures, bobber and jig, twitching jigs, beads, plugs, flies or poppers; the options are many, and the fish catching as good as it gets anywhere in Alaska.