Had a great year here in Alaska. Total probably have about 400+ lbs of fillets. My smoker only holds about 5 lbs per load. We hit the dip net season for sockeyes and got close to our limit. Total of 36. Then I started fishing for Coho's and limited out most days over the run. Fished everyday for 2 months. Did catch 2 big Kings but they don't compare to the others so I gave them to a family that wanted them.
I will be using a basic dry brine of 4 parts brown sugar and 2 cups of kosher salt, with garlic and black pepper corns. That is the way we like it best. Will be loading the smoker shortly.
If anyone wants to recommend a smoker I would be happy to listen.
Some of the Coho. These fish were huge this year. Smallest was around 7.5 and the largest 14,3
This was 5 fish
A start on sealing the sockeye. This took the whole day to do
Sockeye headed to the smoker