At the 2016 Juneau Maritime Festival, just a few yards away from the SEAGO booth, Governor Walker proclaimed August 10th Alaska Wild Salmon Day.
Tomorrow, people around Alaska and the United States are encouraged to share their Wild Alaskan Salmon pictures using the hashtags #aksalmonday and #AskForAlaska. There are events across the State listed on www.aksalmonday.com and fun suggestions of ways to celebrate the species. For Snapchat users in Juneau, Anchorage, and Seattle, there is even a special geofilter, active on the app for one day only.
What's Going On?
This enthusiasm for wild salmon is no surprise to members of the guided fishing industry. Annually in Southeast, thousands of people gear up and charter a boat in anticipation of catching Alaskan salmon. Throughout the fishing season, guides spend their time educating the public about salmon biology, fishing skills, salmon regulations, and respect for the resource. Practicalities aside, when guides talk about why they began guiding, stories often revolve around their love of fishing and sharing in their customers’ excitement.
Share in the Fun
On Alaska’s first Wild Salmon Day, SEAGO encourages you to share why you became a fishing guide on your social media pages. Tag @SEAGOalaska and include some pictures of your best salmon catch or of your favorite customers with their catch. We’ll be on the lookout for some good stories to share!
Juneau residents: don’t forget about the 70th Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on August 12, 13, and 14th! For more information, click HERE.