King Salmon (Summer Catch)

FREE FEDEX EXPRESS 1-DAY SHIPPING ON ORDERS 20-200 LBS. NATIONWIDE

NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PREORDER FROM MULTIPLE SEASONAL CATCHES, PLEASE PLACE THOSE ORDERS SEPARATELY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'D LIKE BOTH THE SUMMER & SPRING CATCH, CREATE YOUR SUMMER ORDER THEN CHECK OUT & PAY. THEN SELECT YOUR SPRING SPECIES, CHECK OUT & PAY.

King salmon is the king of the salmon, and in more than one way. While certainly the largest of the salmon (the world record was 126 lbs!), it is also considered by many to be the most delicious. The soft and flaky flesh has a pleasant mild salmon taste and a luscious rich, almost buttery, flavor. If you love king, mine is the best.

Preorder Preorder Period:
Jan. 1 - Oct. 29, 2023

Shipping:
**NOTE** Starting with the Summer Catch 2023, we are now shipping FedEx Express 1-day nationwide direct from Alaska. Your seafood will ship to your doorstep  Nov. 6 & 7, 2023. It will arrive the next day. This page details shipping rates: 
https://salmonandsable.com/pages/shipping

Cut:

  • Portion - Portions are a fillet cut in half, sometimes in thirds. Portions are generally about 1 lbs. but can be as small as 0.75 lbs. or as large as 1.5 lb. each.

For more information on cuts and bones, have a look here: https://salmonandsable.com/pages/bones-cuts

Bones:
For convenience and to avoid confusion, I now only offer boneless king. I pull the pin bones by hand which results in a lovely and uniquely hand crafted fillet. My deboned king is generally 90-100% boneless with one or two pin bones sometimes remaining in the collar area of the fillet. The tail portion is naturally mostly or totally boneless.

Packaging:
I vacuum seal my salmon in heavy 5mm bags to avoid broken seals and freezer burn. virtually all other seafood is vacuum sealed in 4mm or lighter bags. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for 12 months or more.

Who, Where, When, & How:

After commercial fishing Alaska's waters for 25 years, I am starting to focus more on turning out stunning fillets for your dinner table and less on sloshing around in my boat fishing. Although I am sometimes fishing, more often I am jumping on a friend's skiff to get their best fish before. The art and craft of turning out beautiful fillets is more and more where my heart is these days. I call it salmon craft.

When it comes to the white fish I sell, both species, halibut and sablefish, are sourced from friends in Kodiak and Southeast, Alaska. Although I commercially fished halibut for years in my youth, it's something I now leave to my tougher friends.

My smoked salmon comes from a dear friend in Southeast, Alaska who has smoked for me for years. This smoked salmon isn't available anywhere else and is out of this world.

Interesting king salmon info:

  • The longest known trip ever taken by a salmon was a king salmon that traveled 3,845 km upstream to spawn.
  • On March 25th 1963, the Chinook salmon became the official state fish of Alaska

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