How To Catch Pink Salmon (Humpy) in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
How to catch Pink Salmon in Alaska (Humpy) – the best way to catch pink salmon is to know about the fish. Here we have lots of information about how to bait Pink Salmon.
- July 15-August 15
How to Identify Pink Salmon or Humpy:
- Very large spots on the back and large black oval blotches on both tail lobes.
- Very small scales.
- Spawning adults take on a gray coloration an the back and sides with a creamy white belly.
- Males develop a pronounced hump.
Pink Salmon (Humpy) Basic Information & Fishing
Alaska Pink Salmon, or Humpy, has small scales and incredibly large spots on the back and large black oval blotches on both tail lobes. Very small scales. Spawning adults take on a gray coloration on the back and sides with a creamy white hue on the belly. You can recognize a male by a pronounced hump.
It is definitely important to catch the pink salmon in their prime and they mature the fastest of all the Kenai salmon and offer the shortest sport fishing season on the Kenai. Once they enter the freshwater in mid July the Alaska fisherman has only about 3-4 weeks to get this aggressive salmon before their spawn. Alaska pink salmon are great fun fishing on light conventional tackle and by fly fishing because of their aggressive nature, and pink salmon are great eating either fresh or smoked and the delicate pink flesh is similar to trout.
Fishing Techniques to catch Pink Salmon (Humpy) in the Kenai Peninsula waterways – lures, gear, boats and guides:
In the saltwater surrounding the Kenai Peninsula trolling for the Alaska pink salmon with herring baits, Pixee Spoons and Mepps works very well close to shore where the freshwater streams flow to the sea. Casting various spoons and spinners near the mouths of these same streams at high tide will produce limit catches. In the freshwater of the Kenai River you will find Alaska pink salmon will congregate in deep pools and channels where the current is not very swift.Use the same fishing techniques as fishing for Alaska silver salmon. Despite whether you are fishing with conventional tackle or fly fishing, concentrate on the areas between the slack water and the faster current. Once the salmon hit the freshwater and when they are the freshest they are very aggressive and will hit a variety of attractor lures as well as attractor flies.