King salmon, also known as Chinook salmon, is the largest species in the Pacific salmon genus Oncorhynchus. The common name refers to the Chinookan people.
Kings are anadromous fish native to the North Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America, ranging from California to Alaska, as well as Asian rivers ranging from northern Japan to the Palyavaam River in the Arctic northeast Siberia. They have been introduced to other parts of the world, including New Zealand, the Great Lakes of North America and Patagonia. A large Chinook is a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The flesh of the salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content, which includes high levels of important omega-3 fatty acids.
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We represent a number of lodges in Alaska where king salmon can be targeted.
Kings are more easily caught on conventional tackle. For fly fishing, most anglers will use a 9-weight rod with sinking lines.
We suggest large crystal flash streamers. Articulated flies work well.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.