Alaska Fish & Wildlife News
June 2015

How to Fish for Klutina River Red Salmon

By Nancy Sisnyak

The milky water of the Klutina River supports a substantial run of red (sockeye) salmon that is very popular with salmon anglers. A tributary of the Copper River, the Klutina River is glacially-fed, and fast-flowing, requiring a bit of skill to fish it successfully. But, no worries if you have never fished these rolling waters, because the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has just released a video, How to Fish for Klutina River Red Salmon.


Fisheries Biologist Scott Maclean talks about the gear you will need. He demonstrates the ‘plop, drift, pluck’ method that is necessary to fish the Klutina River most efficiently. The video also covers where the legal access points are to the lower river.

So, sit back and enjoy. For the best viewing results, make sure to watch the video in high definition (HD) by clicking on the HD icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video frame. When through, you will have all you need to know to get started fishing for reds on the Klutina River. Good fishing! And see you on the river!


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