What salmon will be running when I visit?

Kodiak has world-class fishing of all 5 Pacific salmon species. The first salmon to enter the freshwater system is the King Salmon (also known as Chinook salmon) in May and June, though the strongest King runs typically begin in July. Simultaneously, sockeye (Red Salmon) start their run in early June. As the sockeye migration begins to slow around mid to late July, you will begin to see Pink Salmon (Humpies) and Chums (Dog Salmon) to enter as well. Lastly, starting in mid to late August, Coho (Silver Salmon) start showing their fins. This coho run lasts well in to October, and even some in to November. No matter what time of the summer you decide to fish Kodiak, you’ll be sure to find a salmon somewhere near.

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