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Chinook (King) Salmon - Fishing the Mighty Kings of Alaska is done by driftboat or powerboat. You need to hire a guide. Although they can be caught from the river bank, they are difficult to land because of their size and power. Kings can be caught at sea in Seward.

Sockeye (Red) Salmon - The best pound for pound fighting fish. They are known for thrasting reels and breaking rods. The average size is 6-8 pounds. The late run brings in about a million sockeyes into the Kenai River.

Coho (Silver) Salmon - In late July, silvers are primarily caught via flyouts to the Kustatan River or to Big River. The average size is 8-12 pounds. In the late run of September, silvers are 10 to 16 pounds. They are known for their acrobatics. Catching slivers on light tackle (2# test) is challenging and fun.

Pink (Humpback) Salmon - The pinks make a plentiful run in even numbered years. They are easy to catch and will practically bite anything. Their size is from 3 to 6 pounds. Pinks have a high oil content and are good for smoking.

Halibut - Halibut fishing is done on a chartered boat in Seward or in Homer. Homer is also known as the Halibut Capitol of the World. The limit for halibut is two: one under 27" and one over 27". Because of this limitation, don't expect to catch the big one. Fish not only for halibut but also for rock fish and ling cod.