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: June 20, 2022 - Expires: March 31, 2023)

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

Revised 2022 Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for the Ketchikan Area

(Juneau) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing revised 2022 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. The following regionwide regulations are effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2022 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023:

Alaskan Resident

  • The resident bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From October 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023, a resident sport angler may use two rods when fishing for king salmon; a person using two rods under this regulation may only retain salmon.

Nonresident

  • The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From January 1 through June 30, the nonresident annual harvest limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
  • From July 1 through July 15, the nonresident annual harvest limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length; any king salmon harvested from January 1 through June 30 will apply towards the two fish annual harvest limit;
  • From July 16 through December 31, the nonresident annual harvest limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length; any king salmon harvested from January 1 through July 15 will apply towards the one fish annual harvest limit;
  • Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date, and harvest location on their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

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.
  • August 15 to December 31: The Alaska resident bag limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

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.

  • June 15 to August 14: The Alaska resident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
  • August 15 to December 31: The Alaska resident bag limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

District 2 (see map)

  • June 15 to December 31: The Alaska resident bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

During the 2022 Southeast and Yakutat Finish and Shellfish meeting, the Board of Fisheries approved modifications to the Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan. This action implements the management prescriptions called for under the newly revised Southeast Alaska King Salmon Management Plan for the remainder of the 2022 season.

King salmon regulations for nonretention areas and designated sport fish hatchery areas in the Haines, Skagway, Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan vicinity remain in effect and are unchanged by these new regulations.

For further information concerning this announcement please contact Division of Sport Fish in Ketchikan at (907) 225-2859.

Revised 2022 Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for  the Ketchikan Area

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