Copper River (Alaska)'s salmon fishing season will open for the first time this season Thursday, for a 12-hour window, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced. So expect to start seeing the prized fish -- both sockeye and king -- on menus in the next bit of time. Known for a nutty and buttery flavor, these wild salmon have a high oil content. The ADF&G predicts an increased catch from 2008's. Salmon lovers also eagerly await the Yukon River salmon season, which comes a little later.