(Released: July 29, 2021)
CONTACT: Andrew Gryska
Area Management Biologist
(Fairbanks) – Chatanika River Personal Use Whitefish Spear Fishery Permit lottery application period will begin Sunday, August 1 at 12:01 a.m. and will end Sunday, August 15 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, applicants must apply at our online store.
A current, State of Alaska resident sport fishing license (unless under 18 years of age) is required to enter the lottery. Only one online lottery entry per household is allowed, and only one permit per household will be issued.
A total of 225 applicants will be randomly selected for a permit, and results will be announced via email and posted to our website on Wednesday, August 25. Successful applicants will receive their permits via email and will need to print and sign them before participating in the fishery.
The fishery will open on Friday, September 10, and close on Monday, October 11. There is an annual household limit of 10 in a combination of humpback whitefish, round whitefish, and least cisco, with no size limits.
Sheefish or Arctic grayling MAY NOT be speared or retained.
For additional information or questions, please contact Andrew Gryska, Tanana River Area Management Biologist, at 907-459-7339.