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A fine day of halibut fishingLimits? License Fees? This is is the page!

Below, you'll find a listing of license fees and a basic overview of regulations set forth by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) for fisheries in which we participate.

Please remember, regulations do change, and the listing of rules and information below is a generalization. If you're fishing with us, your guides will keep you in check with all local regulations. If you're fishing on your own, make sure you read the official ADF&G pamphlet before fishing!

2015 Alaska Fishing License Fees:


Basic Fishing License (needed for salmon, trout, halibut, rockfish & razor clams):

  1 day 3 day 7 day 14 day Annual
Resident N/A N/A N/A N/A $24.00
Non-Resident $20.00 $35.00 $55.00 $80.00 $145.00

Fishing Licenses are NOT needed by either residents or non-residents under 16 years old.

Want to purchase you Alaska fishing license before you arrive? Visit http://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license/ to purchase your license online!


King Salmon Stamps (necessary when fishing kings, whether you keep them or not):

  1 day 3 day 7 day 14 day Annual
Resident N/A N/A N/A N/A $10.00
Non-Resident $10.00 $20.00 $30.00 $50.00 $100.00

King stamps are needed by all anglers over 16 years of age to fish for king salmon. Anglers under 16 are NOT required to buy a king stamp. However, these anglers must obtain a free catch record card from any license vendor.


Basic Limit Information

King Salmon

Season ends July 31 in all freshwater streams / rivers.

Kasilof River

  • Daily limit of two adult salmon from season opener through June 30. Through June 30, only adipose-clipped (hatchery-origin) kings may be retained on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Either hatchery or wild may be retained on Saturday, Tuesday, or Thursday of each week. In order to retain a second king, it must be of hatchery-origin.

  • From July 1-31, any king salmon may be retained, limit of one.

Kenai River

  • One daily, no more than two annually.

  • Only king salmon less than 46 inches in length or greater than 55 inches may be retained from January 1 through June 30.

  • Upstream of the Soldotna bridge, this slot limit remains in place through July 14.

  • Kenai king salmon anglers may not fish for the rest of the day after retaining a king salmon.


Silver Salmon

Two daily in the rivers, three in coastal waters outside of Resurrection Bay, six inside Resurrection Bay.


Sockeye Salmon

Limit of three daily, sometimes increased to six.

 


Halibut

Limit of two daily, one fish must be smaller than 29" in length. No charter fishing on Thursdays.


Rockfish

Lingcod one daily over 36", aggregate limit for all rockfish species is five.


Razor Clams

First 60 clams dug, regardless of size or condition.

 

Closed in 2015!!

- Salmon Fishing Regulations of Interest -

  • River king seasons usually open well before the kings arrive and usually close on July 31st.

  • During the entire king season, guided anglers may only fish from 6 AM to 6 PM on the Kenai River.

  • During the entire king salmon season, there is NO guided fishing on Sundays or Mondays on the Kenai River, except Memorial Day.

  • Guides may only have one set of clients per day on the Kasilof River during king season.

  • During July, there is NO guided fishing from boats on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers on Sundays.

  • During August and September, on Mondays, there is no guided fishing allowed below the mouth of the Moose River and no guided silver fishing above the Moose.

  • Upon retaining two adult silver salmon on the Kenai River, anglers may not fish for any species below the mouth of the Killey River.


 

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