Fishing Tackle Marketplace
CALL TOLL FREE 1.877.347.4718
Available Mon-Fri 9AM - 5PM EST
You Are Here:   Home ❱  Fish Identification ❱ 
Fish Identification - Sockeye Salmon

Fish Identification Home | Print | Email Friend
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

Angler Tools

Best Times:
Monthly Astro/Lunar Tables
Add Report / 1 Report Posted
State Records:
19 Sortable State Records Available
Search For Sockeye Salmon Fishing Tackle
Tackle Box Helper:
Freshwater ID Cards | Saltwater ID Cards


417 words are in this fish description. Fish descriptions are reserved for LBF members. Please login now or register for free today.

Post Your Reviews
Post your comments. Reviews can cover fishing tips, best lures, your best catch ever, or whatever else you wish to share. * Required Fields. You must be logged in to post a review. Please login now or register for free today
Email: Optional
Your Grade:
Your Review:*
Read Reviews

  Read 2 reviews
Grade The Review
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.