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The greatest salmon run in the world is currently in progress in southwest Alaska. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has estimated that about 51 million Sockeye (Red) Salmon will leave the Bering and Pacific Oceans during the summer of 2018 to ascend the rivers of the mainland to spawn and die. Sockeye Salmon are considered the primo salmon for eating, be it canned, cooked or smoked. The indigenous peoples of coastal Alaska have for thousands of years taken and preserved vast numbers of Sockeyes during their annual summer spawning runs to feed their families and dog teams. The commercial fishermen will harvest over 20 million of the Sockeyes each year for the canneries and commercial market thereby leaving millions of to enter the lakes and streams for the bears, eagles, indigenous peoples and sport fishermen. The sport fisherman’s limit of Sockeyes is usually 5 per day, which means a couple of days of fishing can provide our clients with 30 or 40 lbs of one of the best eating filets you can find.
Around the first week of July each yeaar, 4 – 6 million Sockeyes enter southwest Alaska’s vast Lake Iliamna from the Bering Sea making their way to the northeast end of the lake where Angry Eagle Lodge is located providing virtually an unlimited number of hookups for our clients through early September. If you have never experienced the awesome Sockeye runs of the Lake Iliamna area, you need to come visit us for one of the greatest spectacles of your life! We are now booking for the summer of 2019 and availability is limited during this popular time of the year, so it is advantageous to book your trip a year in advance to ensure you can have the dates you desire.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview . Jim Kern has a long history in the Peacock Bass world. Jim has fished in Brazil 32 times since 1997 with both fly and conventional tackle. Jim developed and ran the American office for Captain Peacock from 2010 thru 2013 was the Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Tours from 1998 thru 2003. Through Emu Outfitting, his outfitting company of 30 years, he managed Alaska’s Rainbow Bay Resort from 2007-2009 & Alaska’s Angry Eagle Lodge 2013 & 2014. Jim holds a Coast Guard Captains license, has been a registered fishing guide in Alaska, Montana and Idaho and has been a fly tier for 40 years. Jim also was a 3 time American League All Star baseball pitcher in 1977, 78, and 79 & the American League Relief Pitcher of the year in 1979