The run lasts from July 4 till the mid September. An estimated 20,000 fish migrate to their spawning grounds each summer. Shee fish weigh between 10 and 50 lbs. They are excellent eating with a firm white meat like cod or halibut. Best She fish trips on the Kobuk.
The Sheefish (Stenodus Leucicthys) Is a large predatiory whitefish distributed throughout the vast Arctic and subarctic drainages of Siberia and North America. In Russia it is known as ‘nelma,’ in Canada as ‘inconnu,’ and in Alaska as ‘sheefish.’ Although sheefish also occur in the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers, the Kobuk River is Alaska’s premier destination for anglers seeking to catch this unique species