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Tanana River Personal Use Salmon Fishery

Tanana River Personal Use Salmon

This fishery occurs in the Tanana River drainage from the eastern edge of the mouth of the Wood River upstream to the eastern edge of the mouth of the Salcha River and includes the Salcha River drainage.

Participants catch king and chum salmon during July and early August, and chum and coho salmon from mid-August through September.  A permit is required, and both gillnets and fishwheels are allowed.  This fishery is accessed by boat from the Chena Pump landing near Fairbanks or from the Salcha River boat launch off the Richardson Highway.

Permits and information about this fishery are available from the Commercial Fisheries Division at the Fairbanks Fish and Game office

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