Chinook salmon ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha )
Seema; Cherry salmon (Oncorhynchus masou)
The largest representative of Pacific salmon. The average size is 6-9 kg., The maximum size is 20-30 kg. Enters the river Kamchatka in late May, June. One of the most difficult objects of fishing in Kamchatka. The best time for fishing is the end of June, the beginning of July.
One of the most beautiful salmon in their nuptial attire. The average size is 1.5 kg. Caught in passing, when fishing for Chinook. Secretive fish, kept on the course, under the washed banks, near the shallows, under the bushes, etc. The best time for fishing is from mid-June to mid-July.
Сhum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)
Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
The main course of chum comes in July, early August. Large, average weight of 3.5-5 kg., Massive salmon, well caught sports gear, being caught, resists desperately.
The most massive type of salmon. Salmon is not large, on average, 1.5 kg., Rarely up to 5 kg. In the harvest years, going into rivers, it occupies almost all places suitable for parking and spawning in the river. The main course is in July, but it is in the river until mid-August.
Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
The most popular salmon among fishermen of Kamchatka. Large, average weight 2-3 kg, sometimes up to 7 kg., Massive, very sporty look. Longer than others, it remains silver in the river, rises to spawning grounds in the very upper reaches of the rivers. The best time to catch is August and the first half of September.
It has two forms. Settled (constantly living in the river) - Mikizha proper, and the checkpoint (feeding in the sea, spawning in the rivers) - Kamchatka salmon, Red Book species. The most popular type of foreign fishermen coming to Kamchatka. Caught almost year-round. In summer it is distributed throughout the river, in winter it concentrates in pits.
Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)
White-spotted char (salvelinus leucomaenis)
It winters and spawns in the river, rolls into the sea immediately after the disappearance of the ice cover, in early May. Having walked into the sea, it starts to go in July and lasts until September. The average weight is 0.5-1, sometimes up to 2 kg. The most common, however, popular sport fishing facility, has good taste, a good fighter. In the mating color, the male is very beautiful and, with its bright colors, looks more like a tropical fish than a northern fish.
A kind of char, endemic to the Far East. Some individuals can live in rivers and lakes, year-round. The other part, on the contrary, lives in estuaries of rivers. The usual weight of fish is up to 3 kg, the maximum known is 11 kg. Pronounced predator, well caught on both spinning and fly fishing. Keeps in the pits, in the reaches, under the shallows, in the snags, behind the stones. Being caught, resists desperately. Caught all year round.
Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)
Polar shark (Somniosidae)
White halibut is the largest species of halibut. The largest specimens, judging by various sources, exceed 300 kg. At the end of June, the beginning of July, he goes out for feeding on relatively shallow areas (20-60 m.), Where he is caught by fishermen lovers. Caught from the bottom or in the water column, closer to the bottom. Desperately resists, even being pulled aboard. The best time for fishing is July.
It reaches a length of 3–4 m. And leads a near-bottom lifestyle. Caught from the bottom. Caught along the way when catching halibut. After hooking, it starts spinning along its axis, twisting the cord on itself, often tearing it off with its sharp teeth or skin, which resembles "sandpaper", because of which, for fishermen, "unwanted by-catch". Meat can be used in food, tender with bitterness.
Alaska pollock (Theragra chalcogramma)
Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus)
Pelagic schooling fish. Reaches weight of 8 kg. Pecks greedily, actively resists. Catch in the water column. Valuable and tasty fish. Desirable by-catch when catching halibut.
Caught both in the water column and from the bottom. Pecks greedily, resists actively. Caught along the way, when fishing for halibut. It has excellent taste, allows you to diversify the menu during the fishing tour.
Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus)
Red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus)
Two species of flounder, are our background species. Star flounder, so named for its hard scales in the form of stars, lives in the estuary zone of the rivers, not far from the coast. May enter freshwater. Yellowfish flounder, on the contrary, lives only in the sea, preferring a sandy bottom, far from the coast. Both species are caught from the bottom. Very tasty fresh.
Crabs are caught along the way when fishing, or on purpose, with crab heads. Always, desirable by-catch, especially for beer lovers.