King Salmon Seasons Opening In Southeast Alaska

The following press releases are courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and game: 

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Ketchikan Area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today, sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the areas near Ketchikan and east Prince of Wales that are opening to the harvest of king salmon after being closed for Southeast Alaska wild king salmon conservation.

West Behm Canal, Southeast Behm Canal and Southern Revillagigedo Channel:

(see Map #1)

August 15 – December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Area descriptions:

  • In West Behm Canal and the contiguous bays enclosed to the north by a line from the western entrance of Bailey Bay to the northern tip of Hassler Island and a line from Fin Point to Dress Point and to the south by a line from Indian Point to Mike Point and;
  • In the waters of southern Revillagigedo Channel enclosed from a line from Lucky Point to Middy Point, continuing to the latitude of Beaver Point and from Point Rosen to Quadra Point and in southeast Behm Canal from Cactus Point to Eva Point.

All waters of District 1 & 2 where king salmon retention was prohibited:

(see Map #1)

June 15 – December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Regulations for the Outer Coast:

(see Map #2)

Regional king salmon regulations announced April 1, 2019, remain in effect along the outer coast in areas where restrictions on king salmon harvest were not implemented during the spring of 2019.

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Other Reminders:

  • North and Northeast Behm Canal remain closed year-round.
  • Regulations for hatchery areas including Mountain Point (June 1 – June 15), Herring Bay (June 1 – July 31) and Neets Bay (June 15 – August 14) will continue to be in effect. See Sport Fishing News Releases issued May 23 and 30 for specific information.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Ketchikan Area Management Biologist, Kelly Reppert at (907) 225-2859.

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Ketchikan Area

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Juneau Area

Region 1-Southeast News Release

(Released: June 10, 2019 – Expires: December 31, 2019)

Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518


Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Contact: Daniel Teske, Area Management Biologist
(907) 465-8152

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Juneau Area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today, sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the marine waters near Juneau that are opening to the harvest of king salmon after being closed for Southeast Alaska wild king salmon conservation.

Marine waters near Juneau except Seymour Canal:

(The northern portion of District 9, District 10, Sections 11-A, 11-B, 11-C, District 12, Portion of Section 13-C southeast of a line between Nismeni Pt. and a point on the Chichagof Island shoreline at 57°35.59′ N. lat., 135°22.33′ W. long., Sections 14-B and 14-C, and District 15 south of the latitude of Sherman Rock; see attached Map #1)

June 15 – December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30, the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Seymour Canal, Section 11-D:

(The marine waters adjacent to King Salmon River including the waters of Seymour Canal north of 57° 37′ N. latitude; see attached Map #1)

July 1 – December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresidents:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • The annual limit is one king salmon.

Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Regulations for the Outer Coast:

(see attached Map #2) Regional king salmon regulations announced April 1, 2019, remain in effect along the outer coast in areas where restrictions on king salmon harvest were not implemented during the spring of 2019.

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30, the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31, the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Please note that this announcement does not change the designated hatchery sport harvest area regulations for Lena Cove, Fritz Cove, and Gastineau Channel which opens June 15 through August 31, with a bag and possession limit of two king salmon of any size for all anglers. For further information concerning this announcement please contact the Region 1 office in Douglas at (907) 465-4270.

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Juneau Area

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Juneau Area

 

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Petersburg and Wrangell Areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today, sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the areas near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake that are opening to the harvest of king salmon after being closed for Southeast Alaska wild king salmon conservation.

In the waters adjacent to the Stikine River

(District 8 and a portion of Eastern Passage near Wrangell; see attached Map #1):

July 15 – December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • The annual limit is one king salmon.

All other areas where king salmon retention was prohibited

(Districts 6, 10 and portions of District 5, 7 and 9; see attached Map #1):

June 15 – December 31:

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Regulations for the Outer Coast

Regional king salmon regulations announced April 1, 2019, remain in effect along the outer coast in areas where restrictions on king salmon harvest were not implemented during the spring of 2019 (see attached Map #2).

Alaska resident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

Nonresident:

  • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From June 15 through June 30 the annual limit is three king salmon;
  • From July 1 through December 31 the annual limit is one king salmon. Any king salmon harvested between January 1 through June 30 will apply to the one fish annual limit.

Regulations for hatchery areas including: the Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough terminal harvest area, Anita Bay, and the City Creek terminal area will continue to be in effect. See Sport Fishing News Release issued May 23 for specific information. For further information concerning this announcement please contact Petersburg/Wrangell Area Management Biologist, Patrick Fowler at (907) 772-5231.

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Petersburg and Wrangell Areas

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Juneau Area

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