Sockeye Limits Increasing On Wood River Drainage

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

Wood River Drainage Sockeye Salmon Limits Increased

(Dillingham) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon to 10 fish in all waters of the Wood River drainage, effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022. The bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish. These limits for salmon, other than king and sockeye salmon, are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.

The escapement of sockeye salmon in the Wood River is projected to exceed the escapement goal of 700,000 – 1,800,000 fish. Therefore, it is warranted to increase the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Wood River sport fishery.

“This year’s sockeye run is projecting to exceed the upper end of the escapement goal,” stated Area Management Biologist Lee Borden. “With a surplus of fish passing the counting tower on the Wood River, we are increasing the opportunity to harvest sockeye salmon in the sport fishery.”

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Lee Borden at (907) 842-2427.