Sockeye Salmon Photo Gallery
What does the Sockeye Salmon look like?
Saltwater coloration is a blue-green top with a silvery bottom. Freshwater coloration is the familiar bright red with a pale green head. Its snout is blunt and gills are close together. Adipose fin is present.
How to catch Sockeye Salmon
Alaska is your best chance for landing a big one.
Sockeye Salmon Facts
Sockeye Salmon spawn in freshwater streams and lakes. Young will spend a few years there before migrating towards the ocean. They will mature in the ocean for 2 to four years before returning to freshwater to spawn. Landlocked Sockeyes are called Kokanee Salmon.