Salmon, sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka)

(Walbaum, 1792); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called sockeye, red salmon, blueback salmon, kokanee
The sockeye salmon (anadromous form of Oncorhynchus nerka) is endemic to the Pacific Ocean and its tributaries from Hokkaido in Japan to the Anadyr River, Russia, and from the Sacramento River, California to Point Hope, Alaska. Freshwater, non migratory populations, known as kokanee, occur naturally in Japan, Russia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, the Yukon and British Columbia and have been introduced elsewhere..
The body of breeding males is bright red with small black speckling (spots not... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
6.88 kg (15 lb 3 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
09-Aug-1987
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.61 kg (12 lb 5 oz)
Russian River, Alaska, USA
20-Aug-1987
M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.96 kg (10 lb 15 oz)
Russian River, Alaska, USA
14-Aug-1984
M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.50 kg (12 lb 2 oz)
Russian River, Alaska, USA
20-Aug-1987
M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.10 kg (11 lb 4 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
24-Aug-2012
M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.69 kg (14 lb 12 oz)
Coktuli River, Alaska, USA
17-Jul-1993
M-08 kg (16 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
02-Aug-1994
M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.89 kg (13 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
03-Jul-1990
M-15 kg (30 lb)
6.88 kg (15 lb 3 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
09-Aug-1987
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.90 kg (4 lb 3 oz)
Naknek River, Alaska, USA
10-Sep-2016
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
07-Jul-2017
W-03 kg (6 lb)
3.52 kg (7 lb 12 oz)
Togiak, Alaska, USA
03-Jul-2021
W-04 kg (8 lb)
3.29 kg (7 lb 4 oz)
Russian River, Alaska, USA
14-Aug-2021
W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.52 kg (7 lb 12 oz)
Russian River, Alaska, USA
14-Aug-2021
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.13 kg (11 lb 5 oz)
Baranof Island, Alaska, USA
29-Jul-1988
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.21 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
03-Aug-1989
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.21 kg (11 lb 8 oz)
Kulik River, Alaska, USA
10-Aug-1994
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.34 kg (11 lb 12 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
06-Sep-1987
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
20-Aug-2014
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Mulchatna River, Alaska, USA
16-Jul-1993
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
5.56 kg (12 lb 4 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
26-Aug-2009
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.84 kg (4 lb 1 oz)
Kvichak River, Alaska, USA
14-Jul-2020
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.98 kg (6 lb 9 oz)
HooDoo Lodge, Alaska, USA
09-Jul-2017
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.78 kg (6 lb 2 oz)
Kvichak River, Alaska, USA
15-Jul-2020
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.43 kg (14 lb 3 oz)
Russian River, Alaska, USA
16-Aug-1987
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
5.14 kg (11 lb 5 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
27-Jul-2001
F-Smallfry
5.89 kg (13 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
18-Aug-2000
M-Junior
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
18-Sep-1999
M-Smallfry
2.21 kg (4 lb 14 oz)
Kenai River, Alaska, USA
06-Aug-2019

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