(Released: July 12, 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

Alagnak 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 fish to ten fish, in all waters of the Alagnak River drainage effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017. The bag and possession limit for other salmon, except king and sockeye salmon, remains at five fish, of which only three fish may be coho salmon. These limits are in combination with the more liberal limits for sockeye salmon.

The escapement of sockeye salmon into the Alagnak River has exceeded the escapement goal of 320,000 fish. Through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, over one million sockeye salmon have been estimated passing the Alagnak River tower. Therefore, it is warranted to increase the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon in the Alagnak 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).