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  • My question is about the salmon numbers on the Kodiak road system. I have fished for sockeyes on the Kenai and around Ketchikan, as well as Silvers out of Valdez. By comparison, the bag/possession limits on Kodiak seem pretty small. I understand catch and release, but I would hate to beat the water all day for two fish. What would be a realistic number of hookups to expect in a day assuming I time the run correctly?

    Thanks, Bill

  • Bill,

    Congrats on your upcoming trip to Alaska!

    The Kodiak road system provides awesome angling experiences for Silver Salmon and sea run Dolly Varden! Most anglers if the run is hit correctly will provide more than 2 hook ups a day. But, sadly knowing the exact number of hookups is something none of us can know for sure. Run escapements have been solid the last couple/few years. Kodiak is also an amazing backdrop for fishing and also provides great saltwater opportunities as well.

    Cheers - Adam

    Adam Cuthriell - Part owner of FishHound Expeditions. His wife Kathryn Cuthriell and business partner Dave "Reps" Repta make up the rest of the company as well as their dogs Hatch, Rado, and Pike. They fish, live, and guide in Alaska year-round. When not guiding on the rivers they guide ice fishing on Alaska's numerous lakes. Originally from Colorado, he began guiding at the age of 19 while receiving a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Adam is also a current state of Alaska EMT.
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