Every other year the Kenai is bubbling with pink salmon (Humpies), and this August they will be returning by the millions to spawn . Pink salmon has been misrepresented as “undesirable eating” by many, but it is my opinion that once you brine and smoke it, pink salmon is just as good as all the other salmon. The taste and texture is similar to trout. I also use them for canned salmon, unless I mark them, I can’t tell which jar is sockeye and which is humpy. And with a bag limit of 6 per day it is easy to stock up on fish.
Pinks are a great way to introduce kids or non-anglers to fishing. It is almost impossible not to catch them if you have a line in the water.
Their run begins in mid to late July and generally last for 3-4 weeks.
For more information on pink salmon I recommend visiting the following page: http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/fish/pink.php