For many anglers, Alaskan King Salmon is a favorite game fish, especially on the swing. If you’ve never experienced catching a King Salmon, you’re missing out. Averaging in size between 20 to 25 pounds, and will get up to an Alaskan 40 pounds. Hooking a King Salmon is like trying to haul in a Mack Truck with a rope and will wear you out. It’s definitely an experience of a lifetime.
The Nushagak River normally has a very healthy King Salmon run starting in the middle of June through July and with its many gravel bars, it is ideal for fly anglers who want to catch them with a swung fly.
Below is a few King Salmon caught this season on the swing from some of our guests on the Nushagak River based out of our Rapids Camp Lodge in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Long live The King Salmon!
All Photos: Bryan Burke
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