Area Management Biologist
July 03, 2014
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon from five per day, five in possession to ten per day, ten in possession in all waters of the Wood River drainage effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 4, 2014. The limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five per day, five in possession. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.
The escapement of sockeye salmon on the Wood River has exceeded the escapement goal of 700 thousand to 1.5 million fish. Through July 2, over 1.9 million sockeye salmon have been counted at the Wood River tower. Therefore, it is warranted to increase the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Wood River sport fishery and thereby provide opportunity to harvest fish surplus to the escapement goal.
For more information call the area office in Dillingham at (907) 842-2427 or the Dillingham Sport Fish regulation recorder 907-842-REGS (842-7347).