Posts Tagged 'alaska salmon fishing'

Salmon Derby Winner

The 62nd Golden North Salmon Derby came to a close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, and Sheldon Winters’ 35-pound king was the unofficial winner.

Official results will be available after a verification meeting on Tuesday. Once the results are verified, Winters will win $15,000 in prize money for his fish.

Winters celebrated the win by going to the Squires Rest and buying a round of drinks for everyone in the bar.

“I’ve been fishing with these two fishing buddies for almost 25 years,” Winters said. “We’ve been through rain, wind, broken down boats. We have fished for a long time for this…

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How to Identify Alaska’s Silver Salmon

Alaskan silver salmon can easily be mistaken for king salmon if you don’t know how to differentiate the two salmon species.  Here are some tips for identifying Alaskan silver salmon:

  • 24 to 30 inches in length 
  • Bright silver sides
  • Deep green or gray-blue backs
  • Black spots on upper sides
  • White underbelly
  • 6 to 10 pounds in weight
  • Unlike Alaskan king salmon, silver salmon do NOT have black gums
  • Smaller tail than king salmon
  • Unlike kings, silver salmon have black spots only on upper tail and NOT on lower lobes of tail

When you know these features of silver salmon, you can easily tell one salmon from another.

Happy Fishing!

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