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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Fishing Information
Sport Fishing

Sport Fisheries by Area

Sport Fishing Regulations

Emergency Orders and News Releases


Fishing in Alaska is the experience of a lifetime, but planning a fishing trip to the largest of the 50 states can be a little daunting. Here are some tips that may help you plan your first fishing trip to Alaska and inspire future trips.

  • Use the Sport Fisheries by Area map at the right to check out and learn about fishing opportunities in your area of interest.
  • Know the regulations for the area where you will be fishing. Use Sport Fishing Regulations map at right to ensure you are in compliance.
  • Alaska fishing regulations can be changed at any time by Emergency Order. Keep informed and up to date using the Emergency Orders and News Releases map link to the right.
  • Check out our run timing charts to determine best times to fish for your targeted fish species.

Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut

If you're planning on targeting Pacific halibut it's important to note that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game doesn't manage halibut and information can be found on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) website.


Information Office Locations

Alaska has three information offices to serve our anglers

Anchorage Information Area

Fairbanks Information Area

Southeast AK Information Area

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