King salmon, also referred to as Chinook salmon, is wild-caught in Alaska by trolling and gill nets. Kings are most abundant between May and August but are available year-round. King salmon stays at sea much longer than other species of wild salmon (up to five years) before returning to their native streams to spawn. King salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids with similar contents as Atlantic salmon. The pronounced sweet, buttery taste of Kings make it an ideal candidate for cold or hot smoking.