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2018 Southeast Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations

Updated: Mar 3

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced the new King Salmon sport fishing regulations for 2018. With this much anticipated announcement, all the potential fish we can catch here in Sitka, Alaska are now accounted for. Here's the list of the 2018 sport fishing regulations for Southeast Alaska.

Chinook (King) Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations 2018

(Non-Residents)

Daily Limit: 1 King Salmon per person

Annual Limit: 3 King Salmon per person through June 30th, 1 King Salmon per person beginning July 1st

Size: 28 inches or longer

Preseason Abundance Index: 1.07

Read more about the King Salmon Abundance Index in Southeast Alaska.

Silver (Coho) Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations 2018

(Non-Residents)

Daily Limit: 6 Silver Salmon per person

Annual Limit: None

Size: 16 inches or longer

Halibut Sport Fishing Regulations 2018 (Area 2C)

(Non-Residents)

Daily Limit: 1 Halibut per person

Annual Limit: None

Size: Under 38 inches or Over 80 inches (~277 lbs)

Ling Cod Sport Fishing Regulations 2018

(Non-Residents)

Daily Limit: 1 Ling Cod per person

Annual Limit: 2 per person (one of which is 30-35 inches and other is > 55 inches)

Size: 30-35 inches or 55 inches and longer

Sablefish (Black Cod) Sport Fishing Regulations 2018

(Non-Residents)

Daily Limit: 4 Black Cod per person

Annual Limit: 8 per person

Size: None

Pelagic Rockfish Regulations 2018

(Non-Residents)

Species: Black, Dusky, Yellowtail, Widow, Blue, & Dark Rockfish

Daily Limit: 3 Pelagic Rockfish per person

Annual Limit: None

Size: None

Non-Pelagic Rockfish Sport Fishing Regulations 2018

(Non-Residents)

Species: Yelloweye, Quillback, Silvergray, Copper, Tiger, Shortraker & China Rockfish

*Daily Limit: 1 Non-Pelagic Rockfish per person

*Annual Limit: 1 Yelloweye Rockfish per person

Size: None

*Retention of non-pelagic rockfish is prohibited in all Southeast Outside waters from August 1st through August 31st, 2018

Shark Sport Fishing Regulations 2018

(Non-Residents)

Species: Salmon Shark, Blue Shark, Dog Shark

Daily Limit: 1 Shark per person

Annual Limit: 2 Sharks per person

Size: None