Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
CONTACT: Patrick Fowler
(Juneau) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing revised 2022 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 1 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023. The regulations are:
- 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.
- 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 waters in the vicinity of Petersburg/Wrangell:
In the waters adjacent to the Stikine River:
(District 8 and a portion of Eastern Passage near Wrangell; see attached map)
- April 1 to July 14, 2022: The retention of king salmon is prohibited, any king salmon caught must be released immediately.
During the 2022 Southeast and Yakutat Finfish 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 Southeast Alaska Management Coordinator, Patrick Fowler at (907) 772-5231.