Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director

Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner

P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Advisory Announcement
(Released: July 12, 2021 - Expired: December 31, 2021)

CONTACT: Jason Pawluk
Yakutat Area Management Biologist
(907) 784-3222

Situk River Sockeye Sport Fishery Limits Increased

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the bag and possession limits for sockeye salmon on the Situk River will be raised to 6 fish per day and 12 fish in possession effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Sockeye Salmon (Situk River)

  • 6 fish per day/12 fish in possession

As of July 11, more than 55,000 sockeye salmon have been counted through the Situk River Weir. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon on the Situk River is 30,000–70,000 fish. Typically, by this date, approximately 54% of the sockeye run has passed the Situk River weir. Increasing the sockeye salmon bag and possession limits will increase harvest opportunity for sport anglers and will not put the achievement of the escapement goal in jeopardy.

For further information, contact the Yakutat ADF&G office at 907-784-3222 or visit the Yakutat Management Area page.