- More Info on Kasilof River Silver Salmon Fishing -
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Videos Page to see footage from the west coast TV show,
Fisherman's Heaven, of Bob & the show's hosts chasing Kasilof
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Gallery Pages for loads of photos of Kasilof River King Salmon
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Packages Page to see available packages that include fishing on
One of our most popular
guided trips, float trips for silver (or Coho) salmon fishing on the Kasilof
River are offered from early August through the of the month, otherwise
known as the early fall of Alaska.
A run of fairly short
duration, the fishery provides about three weeks of exciting fishing before
waning at month's end.
Silvers during this time run about the
same size in both the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers: most years averaging about
7-10 pounds, with a good percentage of the fish in the teens.
Silver fishing is responsible for
lots of big smiles!
Some years, better ocean feeding conditions will allow
average the silver salmon to average over ten pounds with regular catches of
15-17 pound fish. Trophy-class, twenty pound silvers are possible in these
A very popular fishery
amongst our guests with kids, silver
fishing can be very fast-paced at times with double and even triple-headers keeping all
anglers on their toes!
Although smaller than their Chinook (king) salmon
relatives and lacking the prolonged runs of the kings, these fish entertain anglers with
their acrobatic antics ... often cart wheeling and leaping time after time upon being
August is the only summer month where
you can actually fish before sunup!
The silty, glacial water of the
Kasilof River affords anglers a
Piscatorial Pursuits exclusive
method of backbouncing eggs directly underneath the
boat (usually in just a few feet of water) on
lightweight fly rods.
You may use conventional tackle if you wish, just
let us know! But we really think you'll like this method of fishing :)
When a silver fresh out
of saltwater grabs hold of your bait with less than a rod's length of line
out, hold on!
Their initial leap is
often just inches from the edge of the boat and will leave your fishing
partners rolling in laughter as you try to play the fish while wiping the
water from your brow that your adversary on the other end of the line just
so rudely sprayed you with.
As with our king salmon charters, most
of our silver salmon fishing takes place in tidewater. However, on occasion, depending
upon fishing conditions ... we might choose to fish the beautiful upper Kasilof from its
emergence from Lake Tustumena downstream.
Loads of silvers just hours out of the
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