The Alaska Fish and Game is predicting an abundance in the King Salmon harvest this year. As a result, during the month of May 2011 nonresident sport anglers may catch two king salmon 28 inches or bigger a day. Also, the annual bag limit for nonresidents has been changed from three King Salmon to Five. That is some great news! After May 31st the bag limit goes back to a one a day King Salmon bag limit.
Its been over 10 years since a change like this has happened. What a great time to head up to Southeast Alaska for some great King Salmon Sport Fishing.
Details of the 2011 King Salmon Bag Limits:
- Alaskan Resident
- The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.
- The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length; except during May 2011 when the bag and possession limit is two king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
- The nonresident annual limit is five king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.
- From October 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012; all sport anglers may use two rods when fishing for king salmon.
We mentioned a few details above but if you’d like to read the full news release it can be found here on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.