(Released: July 13, 2018 - Expired: September 14, 2018)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Richard Chapell, Area Management Biologist
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced today that Pullen Creek and Pullen Pond, in Skagway, are open to sport fishing for king salmon effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In all fresh waters of Pullen Creek, including Pullen Pond, bait may be used, the bag and possession limit for all anglers (Alaska residents and nonresidents) is four king salmon of any size, and king salmon harvested in this area do not count toward the nonresident annual limit. This regulation will remain in effect through 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018. This additional opportunity is being provided to allow harvest of hatchery-produced king salmon that have returned to Pullen Creek.
Anglers are reminded that all salt waters in the Skagway and Haines area remain closed to king salmon retention through the end of 2018 due to Chilkat River king salmon conservation concerns.
Anglers sport fishing for king salmon are required to purchase a 2018 king salmon stamp in addition to a 2018 sport fishing license. Exceptions to this requirement are listed on pages 4 – 5 of the Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary. Sport fishing licenses and king salmon stamps can be obtained online at www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/.