First Copper River Kings arrive in Anchorage

From left, Copper River Seafood's Bill Green, Bridge Restaurant partners Patrick Hoogerhyde and Al Levinsohn present one of the season's first Copper River King Salmon May 18 in Anchorage. The 30-pound king, along with a seven-pound sockeye were flown from the fishing grounds of Cordova.

Bill Green, at left, presents one of the season's first Copper River King Salmon to the Bridge Restaurant partners Patrick Hoogerhyde, center and Al Levinsohn May 18 in Anchorage. The 30-pound king, along with a seven-pound sockeye were flown from the fishing grounds of Cordova.

Chef Al Levinsohn gets a sniff of one of the the season's first Copper River King Salmon May 18 at Bridge Restaurant in Anchorage. The 30-pound king, along with a seven-pound sockeye were flown from the fishing grounds of Cordova, where they were caught the night before.  "When you can't smell anything, you know it's fresh," Levinsohn said.

Updated: 
05/18/2012 - 12:23pm