Emergency Orders and Press Releases
Sport Fishing

Region 1-Southeast

(Released: July 01, 2019 - Expired: September 14, 2019)

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

Contact: Richard Chapell, Area Management Biologist
(907) 766-3638

Pullen Creek and Pond Open to King Salmon Fishing

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 6, 2019. In all fresh waters of Pullen Creek, including Pullen Pond, bait may be used, the bag and possession limit for all anglers (Alaska residents and nonresidents) is four king salmon of any size, and king salmon harvested in this area do not count toward the nonresident annual limit. This regulation will remain in effect through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019. This additional opportunity is being provided to allow harvest of hatchery-produced king salmon that have returned to Pullen Creek.

Anglers are reminded that all salt waters in the Skagway and Haines area remain closed to king salmon retention through the end of 2019 due to Chilkat River king salmon conservation concerns.

Anglers sport fishing for king salmon are required to purchase a 2019 king salmon stamp in addition to a 2019 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.