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
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Advisory Announcement
(Released: March 02, 2021 - Expires: March 31, 2022)

CONTACT: Daniel Teske
Management Biologist
(907) 465-8152

Sport Fishing Regulations for King Salmon in Southeast Alaska and the Juneau area for 2021

(Juneau) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the 2021 regionwide sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for the Juneau Area. The following regionwide regulations, are effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022:

Alaskan Resident

  • The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;

Nonresident

  • The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • The nonresident annual limit is four king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
  • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location on their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

All Anglers

  • From October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 a sport angler may use two rods when fishing for king salmon, a person using two rods under this regulation may only retain salmon.

The Southeast regionwide bag and possession limits above will apply in all areas except as modified below for the inside waters in the vicinity of Juneau:

Marine waters near Juneau except Seymour Canal and upper Taku Inlet: (The waters of District 9 north of a line from Patterson Pt. to Pt. Ellis, District 10, Sections 11-A, 11-B, 11-C, District 12, Portion of Section 13-C southeast of a line between Nismeni Pt. and a point on the Chichagof Island shoreline at 57°35.59' N. lat., 135°22.33' W. long., Sections 14-B and 14-C, and District 15 south of the latitude of Sherman Rock; see attached Map #1)

April 1 – June 14:

  • The retention of king salmon is prohibited, any king salmon caught must be released immediately.

June 15 - December 31:

  • Alaska resident:
    • The bag and possession limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
  • Nonresident:
    • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
    • Annual limit is four king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
    • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location on their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

In the waters adjacent to the Taku River (Taku Inlet north of a line from Point Bishop to Point Greely, see attached map)

  • April 1 through June 30, 2021: No retention of king salmon. All king salmon caught must be released immediately.

In the waters adjacent to the King Salmon River: (Section 11-D, Seymour Canal north of 57° 37' N. latitude, see attached map)

  • April 1 through June 30, 2021: closed to king salmon fishing, all anglers may not target or retain king salmon.
  • July 1 - December 31:
    • Alaska resident:
      • The bag and possession limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
    • Nonresidents:
      • The bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
      • Annual limit is four king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
      • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location on their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

A separate news release will be issued at a later date announcing king salmon regulations for locations where Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon are expected to return.

Anglers fishing north of the Juneau area should review the news release announcing regulations for the Haines/Skagway area. Anglers fishing south of the Juneau area should review the news release announcing regulations for the Petersburg/Wrangell and Ketchikan areas.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Juneau Area Management Biologist, Daniel Teske at (907) 465-8152.

Sport Fishing Regulations for King Salmon in Southeast Alaska and the Juneau area for 2021

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