When does the Salmon Run normally begin??
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We were in Alaska in late August several years ago. The salmon were running in the streams in Ketchikan and Juneau. Planning our next trip and wandering what would be the earliest month to catch the salmon run again?Well, there are multiple runs depending on the type of salmon. Most people are interested in Kings, sockeye and silvers and they run in that approximate order. But to know exactly when there will be salmon also depends on location in Alaska.
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