Situk River Sockeye Limits Increasing

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Situk River photo by Randall Bonner

Situk River Sockeye Salmon Sport Fishery Limits Increased

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon on the Situk River will be raised to 9 fish per day and 18 fish in possession effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2023.

Sockeye Salmon (Situk River):

  • 9 fish per day/18 fish in possession

As of July 19, more than 87,000 sockeye salmon have been counted through the Situk River weir. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon on the Situk River is 30,000–70,000 fish. The upper end of the escapement goal has been exceeded. Typically, by this date approximately 72% of the sockeye salmon run has passed the Situk River weir. Increasing the sockeye salmon bag and possession limits will increase harvest opportunity for sport anglers. Anglers are advised that fish passage into the Situk River will fluctuate daily making some days better fishing than others and that the bag limit for coho salmon remains two fish per day.

For further information, contact the Yakutat ADF&G office at 907-784-3222.