Salmon is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae. Salmon live along the coasts of both the North Atlantic (one migratory species Salmo salar) and Pacific Oceans (approximately a dozen species of the genus Oncorhynchus), and have also been introduced into the Great Lakes of North America.

Typically, salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. However, there are populations of several species that are restricted to fresh water through their life. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn; tracking studies have shown this to be true, and this homing behavior has been shown to depend on olfactory memory.

They are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. However, there are populations of several species that are restricted to fresh water through their life. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn; tracking studies have shown this to be true, and this homing behavior has been shown to depend on olfactory memory. Prior to spawning, depending on the species, salmon undergo changes. They may grow a hump, develop canine teeth, develop a kype (a pronounced curvature of the jaws in male salmon). All will change from the silvery blue of a fresh run fish from the sea to a darker colour. Salmon can make amazing journeys, sometimes moving hundreds of miles upstream against strong currents and rapids to reproduce.

Alaska Wilderness Safari

Alaska

Located on the uninhabited Pacific coast of the Alaska Peninsula, AWS has a sterling reputation for delivering a high quality fly fishing experience despite the daunting logistics associated with their wilderness setting.
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Alaska West

Alaska

Deneki Outdoors owns and operates this destination on the banks of the Kanektok River, and has spared no expense to make it one of the most nicely appointed camps in Alaska. For the next week you'll be fishing in one of the most beautiful...
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Aniak River Lodge

Alaska

Located on the remote banks of the Aniak River, it's jam packed with rainbows, dollies, grayling, salmon, sheefish and northern pike. It's a fish factory. Talk about a complete fly fishing experience!
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Ayakulik Outpost

Alaska

For many years Dave Jones has been operating this isolated tent camp operation on the banks of Kodiak Island's Ayakulik River, the only outfitter licensed to operate on the upper stretches of this watershed.
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Baranof Wilderness Float

Alaska

Accessible only by floatplane, the headwaters lake of the river you'll be floating (the Kanektok) will be the jumping off spot for a week of fishing through a hundred miles of remote Alaskan outback.
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Baranof Wilderness Lodge

Alaska

The fishing at Baranof Lodge is tremendously varied, and includes fishing for the regions parade of salmon species both in local rivers and out of boats in the saltwater, searun dollies in the streams, rising cutthroats in local lakes...
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Bob Cusack's Alaska Lodge

Alaska

Look up "classic Alaskan fly fishing lodge" in the dictionary, and there is a picture of Bob and Lula Cusack's operation. Situated in a protected cove on the shores of famous Lake Iliamna, you couldn't ask for a more idyllic setting.
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Bristol Bay Sportfishing Lodge

Alaska

Owner and head pilot Jerry Jacques operates one of the most unique fly out lodges in the Iliamna area, combining small occupancy and multiple aircraft to give guests a wide range of angling options. Bristol Bay Sportfishing can show you...
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Bulkley Basecamp Chinook

Canada

The Bulkley Basecamp Chinook Camps are the newest edition to Epic Anglings portfolio. From the excellent outfitters of Frontier Farwest, in prime position on multiple drainages throughout the Summer Chinook run in BC, these ultra comfortable camps…
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Copper River Lodge

Alaska

Located right on the banks of the famed Copper River near Iliamna, Alaska, this is, arguably, the most beautiful location and one of the finer fishing locations for rainbow trout in our 49th state. It is Alaska the way most anglers imagine it to be...
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Duncan & Sons Floats

Alaska

The float is based on the Kanektok River, which flows directly into Kuskokwim Bay. Famous for its beautifully-marked "Leopard" rainbows, the river also hosts superb runs of all 5 species of Pacific salmon, as well as sea run Dolly Varden and...
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Duncan & Sons River Camp

Alaska

The Duncans use jet sleds to access the fishing grounds each day; sometimes they will have anglers fish from the boats (they have set them up to be rowed), and sometimes they will beach the boats and have guests wade the shallower runs and riffles.
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Egdorf's Nushagak Camp

Alaska

The "Nush" is a fish bum's dream come true. Rise as early or late as you please 'cause there's no competition to race to the pool. Fish hard all day on 50 miles of accessible river, come back to camp and recharge with a hearty meal and a few fish stories.
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Goodnews River Lodge

Alaska

Mike Gorton's remote outpost camp on the Goodnews River has been popular with hardcore anglers for decades. This midrange-sized river is far enough off the beaten track so as to have very few free floaters, meaning most of the many miles...
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Hidden Cove Camp

Alaska

"Affordable, no frills, wilderness silver salmon fishing" would well describe this wonderful operation near Cordova. Custom made for the self-sufficient salmon angler that values numbers of big, bright silver salmon in a wilderness setting...
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Hoodoo's Sandy River Lodge

Alaska

For the hardcore fly-rodder that wants immediate access to some of the best swung-fly water on this storied Alaskan river, Hoodoo's small lodge fits the bill. The Sandy River is the perfect size to access from the Lodge with jet boats and is easily waded.
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Hoodoo Sportfishing

Alaska

We all dream, I think, of being the first to discover a remote Alaskan river, a stream so far off the charts, it has only been acknowledged, vaguely, by a few intrepid explorers. A river so distant that even its actual name is in question.
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Lava Creek Lodge

Alaska

Some of the best salmon fishing we’ve found in Alaska, at a super intimate little fly out lodge taking only 2-4 guests a week! Wilderness rivers reached only by floatplane, filled with huge numbers of kings in June and July, and silvers in August and...
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Rapids Camp Lodge

Alaska

Rapids Camp Lodge, an easy to reach, full service fly-out lodge with excellent home water and one of the most diverse and exciting fly fishing programs in Alaska. The lodge is located on the Naknek River, near King Salmon, just an eighty minute flight...
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Royal Coachman Lodge

Alaska

Of all the attributes that make Royal Coachman Lodge attractive, none are so obvious as their location, and the quality of their staff. The lodge itself is located on the banks of a wilderness river in the remote Togiak/Tikchik region of Alaska...
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Royal Wolf Lodge

Alaska

Royal Wolf Lodge is remote, only accommodates 12 anglers a week in a true wilderness setting, and boasts one of the finest, most tastefully-appointed lodge and cabin complexes in its genre. Chris and Linda Branham own and operate what is,...
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Talaheim Lodge

Alaska

Imagine being in an Alaskan wilderness only a short 45-minute flight from Anchorage, in a comfortable lodge (that only takes 6-8 guests/week) on the banks of a great trout and salmon river, with superb guides and wonderful food.
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Wilderness Place Lodge

Alaska

Wilderness Place Lodge has been taking care of anglers on Alaska's Lake Creek for decades, sending them home with happy smiles and arms tired from catching fish. WPL is very well run, affordable, and located on a wonderful and productive fishery.
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