Sockeye Salmon (Winter Catch)

Ships March 20 & 21, 2023.

Sockeye salmon is the most beautiful of the 5 wild Alaskan salmon species with brilliant ruby red flesh and chrome-bright skin. The firm flesh has an amazing wild taste and is the most “salmony” of the 5 species. If you love the flavor of salmon, my sockeye is your fish.

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Dec. 1, 2022 - March 12, 2023

Your seafood will ship to your doorstep via FedEx Ground or Express, depending on where you live. Seafood will ship March 20 & 21 and be to you a few days later. This page details shipping rates:

I offer my sockeye in several cuts:

  • Portion - Portions are a fillet cut in half, sometimes in thirds. Portions are generally about 0.75 lbs. but can be as small as 0.50 lbs. or as large as 1 lb. each.
    • Fillet - A fillets is the whole "side" of the fish, trimmed and cut to aesthetic perfection. Fillets generally weight about 1.25-2 lbs. each and are the ideal cut for families.

    For more information on cuts and bones, have a look here:

    I offer my sockeye salmon with or without pin bones. Pin bones are the the small (but not dangerous) bones running down the middle of a salmon fillet. My deboned sockeye 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 boneless.

    I use 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:

    All my sockeye is hand-caught, filleted, and pin boned in a fillet cabin on the banks of the Ugashik River in remote western Alaska. Bristol Bay is the biggest salmon run on earth. Some seasons there are 70 million sockeye returning to spawn!

    Although quite a few kings are caught on the Ugashik River, I also source most from friends who are involved in the troll-caught fishery of Southeast Alaska. These are stunning fish caught one at a time by hook in their prime in the open ocean.

    Interesting sockeye info:

    • Sockeye the superfood – If we're splitting hairs, of the 5 species of wild Alaskan salmon, sockeye is the healthiest. Why? Because sockeye eat from the very bottom of the food chain. They eat zoo plankton and krill, and those little guys eat phytoplankton, which eat sunlight.
    • The color of sockeye – Sockeye salmon has the brightest flesh of the 5 species. Sockeye flesh is brilliant ruby red and tastes deliciously wild and salmony. Where does that color come from? Because of their diet. The plankton and krill they gobble up while at sea are tiny, sometimes microscopic creatures with shrimp-like exoskeletons that are often pink or orange. Sockeye absorb that color and make it their own.


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