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  • Our fishing trip is planned for August 11-18 I was just wondering how big is the average silver we might catch and will sockeye be spawning that time of year?

    Robert

  • Hi Robert,

    I am guessing you will be fishing the Kenai Peninsula, I would say the average size Silver Salmon will run 12 - 14lb with possibility of some a little bigger. King Salmon will be the main spawn starting while you are here, but some of the smaller tribs will have some Sockeye Salmon pairing up and getting ready.

    Thanks - Mike

    Mike Brown - Owner of Mossy's Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Hey Robert!

    The silvers can range anywhere from the mid-single digits to the mid to upper teens in lbs. They have a diverse food source and although they are the same age, they can vary a bit in size.

    As far as sockeye, they will still be coming into the Kenai River at that time, and some pockets of fish will be spawning here and there.

    I hope this helps!

    Dave

    Dave Lisi - Owner/Guide for Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC located in the small mountain town of Cooper Landing, Alaska where he is a year-round resident, guide, carpenter and trout bum. On any given day, you will most likely find Dave on the banks of the Kenai swinging for trout with his best friend and future wife, Jackie. Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC was built in early 2017 with the goal of sharing the love and passion Dave and Jackie have for the Kenai Peninsula and the fish that live there.
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