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Sockeye Salmon
Species Facts

Science Name: Oncorhynchus nerka
Other Names: Red salmon , blueback salmon, kokanee, koke, red fish and silver trout
Ideal Temp: 50 to 55
World Record: 15 lbs. 3 ounces, Alaska
Environment: coastal, stream, lake
Techniques: light tackle, casting, fly
Range: western North America

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Trog | Posted: October 21, 2005

When casting be sure your line is under the fish.

Torrey Banes | Posted: May 20, 2005

Small red jigs,U20 flatfish,red hooks,small pink hoochies and small spoons trolled behind a dodger work well for sockeye.