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  • Fresh water King Salmon closed?

    I just came across the section in the regs that states that King Salmon fishing in freshwater in most of SE Alaska is closed. I'm taking it that this will probably be changed correct? Any idea when an announcement might come out?

  • #2
    You might have to check the regs on the specific systems you want to fish. I know in south central king fishing is closed in all areas except specific systems.


    • #3
      Looks pretty cut and dry. Coudn't find anything that says otherwise in our section of the regs.

      All fresh waters of the Southeast Alaska area
      are closed to the taking of king salmon, except in the
      Yakutat area, Blind Slough (see page 16), and in the
      Sitka Sound Special Use Area (see page 18).


      The fi shing season for all species
      (except king salmon between Cape
      Fairweather and the International Boundary at Dixon Entrance) is open
      Only unbaited, artifi cial lures may be used from November 16
      through September 14. The use of bait is only allowed from September
      15 through November 15.
      This regulation applies to all fresh waters,
      including the specifi c exception waters listed on pages 13Ė22, unless
      otherwise noted in the specifi c exceptions.
      King salmonóbetween Cape Suckling and Cape Fairweather:

      Limits: 20 inches or longeró1 daily, 1 in possession
      less than 20 inchesó10 daily, 10 in possession
      In addition to the daily bag and possession limit, there is an
      annual limit
      of 3 fi sh 28 inches or longer, and a harvest record is required for
      nonresident anglers
      (see page 7). Nonresident anglers should check
      with the nearest ADF&G offi ce for current annual limit regulations.

      King salmonóbetween Cape Fairweather and Dixon Entrance:
      Season: closed
      Limits: none allowed


      • #4
        Been that way for years, probably not going to change any time soon.


        • #5
          So what about Fish Creek? Do posted signs take precedence over regs or visa versa?


          • #6
            fish creek below the pond is officially considered saltwater I think, also they usually come out with an EO in the Juneau area opening Juneau streams to taking kings.
            I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.


            • #7
              Thanks akpm. I was starting to panic that there would not be any King fishing this year!


              • #8
                yea, one of these years I'll stay here in the summer and enjoy it... This year I'll be on afognak instead (oh dang )
                I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.


                • #9
                  You mean this afognak? You poor thing.
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                  • #10
                    yea that's the one, what a terrible place to work right?
                    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.


                    • #11
                      Always this way

                      The regs always say that Freshwater king fishing is closed area wide. In the spring every year they open Juneau area freshwater to King fishing because of all the DIPAC fish that get lost. NO Worries Pat.
                      I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.


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