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Salmon run

Discussion in 'Alaska & Pacific Northwest Ports' started by Katreena, May 22, 2009.

  1. Katreena

    Katreena Guest

    I am going to Alaska in July and want to see the salmon run up the streams. Is this a good time of year to do that?

    We will be docking in Sitka, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchican. Can I see any salmon during any of the excursions from these ports? It is all so confusing....

    Thanks!
     
  2. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    Well I can tell you that IF the salmon are running when you are in Sitka you can just walk down the shore to the Right from the Tender dock and there is a hatchery with holding pens and fish ladders and everything you would require to be right into it. By donation to the Native Band last time we were there. Walk a bit further into the Park and there were more Salmon in a bigger stream. You will not need to take "A tour" Sidewalks and roadway all the way and marked trails in the park. All flat or pretty close to it.

    Now will they be running in July when YOU are there... I don't know. You could try the Chamber of Commerce in Sitka via email I'll bet someone there would know for sure.
     
  3. maw

    maw Guest

    We saw Salmon running up stream in Skagway from the train now that was quite a sight. MidAugfust
     
  4. Katreena

    Katreena Guest

    Someone from the Hatchery in Juneau told emailed me that I could see them there, and that it would be in full swing in July. Is that the same thing as seeing them run upstream? I don't know what it is like at the Hatchery...
     
  5. BSeabob

    BSeabob Guest

    Well there is a bit of river below the hatchery and above too that you can see the fish. The actual run is very visible in the park a 10 mim. walk further on. If they are in the hatchery they will be in the creek. I think you will find the hatchery more interesting but you should see the natural setting. It's really not as much fun though.
     

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