Alaska King Salmon, Alaska Silver Salmon and Alaska Sockeye Salmon are fished on the Knik River just 30 minutes north of Anchorage and 15 minutes south of Wasilla, Alaska.
Our fishing trips start mid May targeting the Alaska King Salmon, also known as Alaska Chinook Salmon. Usually around the first part of July, Alaska Sockeye Salmon, also known as Alaska Red Salmon, start pouring into the Knik River from the Upper Cook Inlet Drainage.
Mid July is when the Alaska Silver Salmon, also known as Alaska Coho Salmon, start navigating their way through the Upper Cook Inlet Drainage into the Knik River.
While fishing the Knik River, Alaska State Regulations allow for the use of bait for all Alaska Salmon Species. Lately, Knik River has been the only river available for harvesting Alaska King Salmon. The Knik River Access is just off the Glenn Highway, also known as Alaska State Highway 1, in between Wasilla/Palmer and Anchorage, Alaska.
The Alaska King Salmon that are caught on the Knik River are usually between 12 and 25 pounds.
However, we have landed some beauties on this small river.
When fishing the Knik River, keep in mind that these Alaska Salmon are chrome bright, fresh from the Upper Cook Inlet salt water since the area we are fishing is just a few miles from the Upper Cook Inlet/Knik Arm Drainage.
Also, you get breath taking views
of the Pioneer Peaks and Chugiak Mountains.