2020 Sitka Alaska Fishing Regulations

Updated: May 23

Sitka, Alaska is home of the most productive fishing grounds for salmon, halibut, and cod in all of Alaska. Guests typically catch a variety of these species on every fishing day. Below is the list of the 2020 sport fishing regulations for Sitka, Alaska. Learn more about the best month to fish Sitka, Alaska.

King Salmon Fishing Regulations 2020

Daily Limit: 1 King Salmon per person (28 inches or longer)

Non-resident Annual Limit:

  • January 1 through June 30: 3 per person

  • July 1-7: 2 per person

  • July 8 through Dec 31: 1 per person

Peak Time: May and June

Silver Salmon Regulations 2020

Daily Limit: 6 per person (no annual limit)

Size: 16 inches or longer

Peak Time: July, August, & September

Halibut Fishing Regulations SE Alaska 2020

(Guided)

Daily Limit: 1 Halibut per person

Annual Limit: None

Size: < 45 inches (~43 lbs) or > 80 inches (~277 lbs)

Peak Time: May - September

Alaska Lingcod Fishing Regulations 2020

(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

Season: May 16 - Nov 30

Peak Time: May - September

Black Cod (Sablefish) Fishing Regulations 2020

Daily Limit: 4 per person

Annual Limit (nonresidents): 8 per person

Peak Time: May - September

Salmon Shark Fishing Regulations 2020

Daily Limit: 1 per person

Annual Limit: 2 per person

Peak Time: July - Sept

Pelagic Rockfish Regulations 2020

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

Daily Limit: 3 per person

Annual Limit: None

Peak Time: May - September

Nonpelagic Rockfish Regulations 2020

Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the retention of nonpelagic rockfish will be prohibited during 2020 in all Southeast waters. Nonpelagic rockfish include Yelloweye, Quillback, Tiger, Copper, China, Canary, & Rosethorn rockfish. The following regulations are effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.


Slope Rockfish Regulations 2020

Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that opportunity for slope rockfish species will be open April 3, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

Species: Shortraker, Silvergray, Rougheye, Redbanded & Vermillion

Daily Limit: 1 per person

Annual Limit: None

Peak Time: May - September


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