Sockeye Salmon

Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Fishing

Sockeye salmon — also called red salmon or blueback salmon in the United States — are highly prized. Rainbow King Lodge offers you the best place in the world to fish for them. Our bountiful and exclusive fishing territories include some of the best places in Alaska for sockeye salmon. Meaning, you’re sure to find a great spot to catch one of these beautiful fish surrounded by some of the most breathtaking wilderness in the state. When you choose Rainbow King Lodge for your sockeye salmon fishing adventure, you’ll be treated to an experience like no other. There simply isn’t a better place anywhere to fish for Alaskan sockeye salmon than Rainbow King Lodge.

Sockeyes are known for their blue-silver color while they live in the ocean. Yet once they return to their spawning grounds, a remarkable transformation occurs. The bluish, silvery coloration of the sockeye gives way to brilliant red, with the heads turning bright green. The sight of millions of sockeyes returning to their spawning grounds is one you’re not likely to forget. When you choose to stay at Rainbow King Lodge, you’ll have a front-row seat for the majesty. 

Sockeye salmon enter the Iliamna Lake drainage by the millions in late June and early July. For the first few weeks that they are in fresh water, they are considered to be the hardest-fighting salmon pound for pound. Alaska red salmon average 6 to 10 pounds and can weigh up to 15 pounds. Catching these on a fly rod starts the fight of a lifetime, and our private access to the Newhalen River Gorge will put you waist-deep in sockeye. Sockeye salmon fishing in Alaska could be one of the biggest challenges you can experience — as well as one of the most fun.

Why Rainbow King Lodge?

When you choose Rainbow King Lodge for your sockeye salmon fishing experience, you’ll return home with memories that will last a lifetime. Situated on the shores of Alaska’s largest lake, Lake Iliamna, our exclusive fishing grounds put you in the middle of some of the most awe-inspiring wilderness in North America — where you’ll enjoy the experience of fishing surrounded by unspoiled nature. There will be virtually nothing around you but the feeling of communing with wildlife, where you’ll be just as likely to see a bear or a moose as you are another fisher. There’s a lot to savor about a Rainbow King Lodge fishing trip, even when you’re not fishing. You can enjoy our gourmet meals, our luxurious five-star accommodations, and all the comforts of home.

Contact Us Today For Your Red Salmon Fishing Trip!

If you’re looking for the best way to fish for sockeyes, Rainbow King Lodge offers you an opportunity unlike anything else. If you’re interested in a once-in-a-lifetime sockeye fishing experience, contact Rainbow King Lodge today for reservations. Find out how soon you can be here to experience this incredible adventure for yourself.