(Released: July 19, 2017 - Expired: September 14, 2017)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Richard Chapell, Area Management Biologist
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced today that Pullen Creek and Pullen Pond, in Skagway, are open to sport fishing for king salmon effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017. In the fresh waters of Pullen Creek and Pullen Pond, the bag and possession limit for all anglers (Alaska residents and nonresidents) is four king salmon of any size, and the nonresident annual limit for king salmon does not apply. This regulation will remain in effect through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017. This additional opportunity is being provided to allow harvest of hatchery-produced king salmon that have returned to Pullen Creek. There will be no king salmon broodstock collected at Pullen Creek this year.
Anglers are reminded that all salt waters in the Skagway and Haines area remain closed to king salmon retention through the end of 2017 due to Chilkat River king salmon conservation concerns.
Anglers sport fishing for king salmon are required to purchase a 2017 king salmon stamp in addition to a 2017 sport fishing license. Exceptions to this requirement are listed on pages 4 – 5 of the Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations Summary. Sport fishing licenses and king salmon stamps can be obtained online at www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/