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: Kelly Reppert
Area Management Biologist
(907) 225-2859

Sport Fishing Regulations for King Salmon in Southeast Alaska and the Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan Area. The following region wide regulations are effective 12:01 am 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 Ketchikan:

North and Northeast Behm Canal (see map)

Area Description: In Behm Canal and the contiguous bays enclosed to the north by a line from the western entrance of Bailey Bay to the northern tip of Hassler Island and a line from Fin Point to Dress Point to a line from Cactus Point to Point Eva.

  • Salmon fishing is closed year-round.

West Behm Canal, Southeast Behm Canal, and Southern Revillagigedo Channel (see map)

Area Description: In West Behm Canal and the contiguous bays enclosed to the north by a line from the western entrance of Bailey Bay to the northern tip of Hassler Island and a line from Fin Point to Dress Point and to the south by a line from Indian Point to Mike Point. In the waters of southern Revillagigedo Channel enclosed from a line from Lucky Point to Middy Point and enclosed by a line from Kah Shakes Point to Point Rosen including the waters of Boca de Quadra and continuing to the Annette Island 3,000-foot boundary at the latitude of Beaver Point and in southeast Behm Canal from Cactus Point to Eva Point.

  • April 1 to August 14: King salmon retention is prohibited, king salmon may not be retained or possessed; any king salmon caught must be released immediately and returned to the water unharmed.

Remaining waters of District 1 (see map)

Area Description: In the marine waters of Ketchikan north and east from the International Boundary Line at Dixon Entrance from 54°42.48’ N. lat., 130°36.92’ W. long. to 54°40’ N. lat., 131°45’ W. long., continuing north to Caamano Point and enclosed to the north by a line from Indian Point to Mike Point and enclosed to the southeast by a line from Lucky Point to Middy Point, and enclosed by a line from Kah Shakes Point to Point Rosen and continuing to the Annette Island 3,000 foot boundary at the latitude of Beaver Point.

  • April 1 to June 14: King salmon retention is prohibited, king salmon may not be retained or possessed; any king salmon caught must be released immediately and returned to the water unharmed.
  • June 15 to August 14:
    • The Alaska resident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
    • The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length. The nonresident annual limit is three 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 the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

District 2 (see map)

  • April 1 to June 14: King salmon retention is prohibited, king salmon may not be retained or possessed; any king salmon caught must be released immediately and returned to the water unharmed.

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.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Ketchikan Area Management Biologist, Kelly Reppert at (907) 225-2859.

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

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