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

Advisory Announcement
(Released: July 02, 2021 - Expired: December 31, 2021)

CONTACT: Colton Lipka
Area Management Biologist
(907) 262-9368

Kasilof River Sockeye Salmon Limits Increased

(Soldotna) - In an effort to allow anglers an additional harvest opportunity of Kasilof River sockeye salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon to six fish per day and twelve fish in possession; however, no more than two salmon per day and two in possession may be coho salmon, in all portions of the Kasilof River open to salmon fishing. These provisions are effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021.

The biological escapement goal on the Kasilof River is 140,000-320,000 sockeye salmon. Through July 1, 2021, a total of 113,717 sockeye salmon have passed the Kasilof River sonar site. The current escapement of sockeye salmon into the Kasilof River is proceeding at a rate that is projected to exceed the biological escapement goal.

“Increasing the limits for sockeye salmon allows anglers an opportunity to harvest additional fish to fill their freezer.” stated Area Management Biologist Colton Lipka.

In addition to increasing the bag and possession limit for sockeye salmon, ADF&G issued emergency order number 2-RS-1-34-21 on July 2, 2021 expanding the area open to dipnetting on the Kasilof River effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021.

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Colton Lipka at (907) 262-9368.