(Released: July 23, 2018 - Expired: August 31, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Daniel Teske, Area Management Biologist
(907) 465-8152

Macaulay Hatchery Area Opens

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, the area near Macaulay Hatchery is open to sport fishing for king salmon and snagging is allowed.

King salmon regulations in the area will return to the provisions established for Juneau Hatchery Areas announced by News Release on June 4; these regulations are as follows:

  • The daily bag and possession limit is 2 king salmon of any size;
  • King salmon harvested by nonresidents in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area do not count toward their annual limit.

As of July 23, enough king salmon have made it up the fish ladder and into the hatchery to reach the 2018 broodstock goal. Since there are now surplus king salmon in the area and broodstock goals have been met the closure is no longer necessary.