The lodge is approximately two hours north of Valdez, and four hours east of Anchorage , via the Glenn Highway.
The Copper River is long, cold, and powerful. This arduous upstream swim requires enormous exertion, and the salmon have to rely on huge reserves of built-up fat for fuel and insulation. This extra high Omega-3 fat content gives the Sockeye its rich, moist, and delicious flavor; as well as outstanding health benefits.
The Copper River is located 150 miles East of Anchorage , Alaska . It flows into the North Gulf of Alaska and is home to the famous Copper River Salmon. The river itself is 300 miles of glacier-carved waters, and its elevation drops 3,600 feet along the way, making it one of the fastest flowing rivers in the country.
6 Fish to Avoid Bluefin Tuna . In December 2009, the World Wildlife Fund put the bluefin tuna on its “10 for 2010” list of threatened species, alongside the giant panda, tigers, and leatherback turtles. Chilean Sea Bass (aka Patagonian Toothfish) Grouper. Monkfish. Orange Roughy . Salmon (farmed)
Wild Caviar. Why it’s bad: Caviar from beluga and wild-caught sturgeon are susceptible to overfishing, but the species are also being threatened by an increase in dam building that pollutes the water in which they live. Red Snapper. Chilean sea bass . Orange roughy. American Eel. Imported King Crab. Atlantic Salmon .
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The Costco Connection Look for fresh Copper River salmon from the end of May through summer in the meat department of your local warehouse.
Salmon Available All Season Long And Copper River salmon is available all summer long, through September. Barbecue the tender, oily Chinook in the early summer, then tuck into the rich flavor of sockeye (red) salmon during the middle of the season .
Currently, the Copper River salmon is going for $49.99 per pound for sockeye and $74.98 per pound for king. Takeout and delivery is available.