Silver Salmon (Coho)
Silver Salmon start running up the Alagnak River at the very end of July and are still be running strong into September. The peak of the run is in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of August.
King Salmon (Chinook)
The Kings run starts late in June and the are still entering the river when the season closes on July 31st. The heart of the run is typically from July 5th through July 25th.
The Alagnak River has a second run of Chinook Salmon that enters the river in mid-July. They are larger than the early fish and are darker with thicker bodies.
Sockeye Salmon (Red)
The sockeye run on the Alagnak River starts about July 4th, peaks about July 12th through July 20th then tapers off the rest of July.
Starting about the 10th of July the chums start entering the Alagnak River from Bristol Bay along with the sockeye. They start holding on shallow sandbars near the lodge during the second week in July and continue entering the river until the third week of August.
Humpys begin their migration upriver the last week in July and continue until late August. When the pinks are running, they can be found in schools along the sandbars and banks in the lower river. The run numbers often approach a million fish.
The Alagnak River rainbows are renowned for their striking color and they often catch 6 to 10 pounders!