Method of Capture:
River Gillnet, Troll (occasional)
Sockeye salmon are filter feeders and don't typically bite at bait, so are caught with gill nets at the mouths of rivers. This method of capture assures that sockeye spawning the specific rivers they were hatched from are caught. These rivers are monitored by Fish and Game so that a sufficient numbers of the sockeye are allowed up-river before the fishing season is opened.
3 pounds to 10 pounds
Flavor and Texture:
Rich, but not fatty, with a clean flavor and smooth, slightly firm texture
sauté, broil, bake, steam, grill, serve raw, pan roast, quick cure & marinate