(Released: July 06, 2017 - Expired: December 31, 2017)

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: Jason Dye, Sport Fish Area Management Biologist
(907) 842-2427

Wood River Sockeye Salmon Sport Fishing Limits Increased

(Dillingham) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, from five per day to ten per day, in all waters of the Wood River drainage effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017. 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 1.8 million fish. Through July 5, 2017, over 1.8 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.

For more information, contact the Dillingham area office at (907) 842-2427 or the Dillingham Sport Fish regulation recorder 907-842-REGS (842-7347).