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King salmon sport fish season to start conservatively

 

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The king salmon sportfish regulations for District 8 apply to waters adjacent to the Stikine River freshwater boundary. The cutoff follows a line from Indian Point down to Point Rothsay to the east, and from Low Point to Point Alexander in Sumner Straits to the west.

Alaska's Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced regulations for the king salmon sport fishing season this summer would be on the conservative side.

Issued Monday, the order applies to marine waters adjacent to the Stikine River in District 8, near Petersburg and Wrangell. Beginning May 1 and lasting until July 15, the king salmon bag and possession limit for all anglers will be set at one fish, 28 inches or greater in length.

Anglers will also have to abide by rod restrictions in place when fishing for king salmon after March 31, 2017, limiting them to one at a time. The Southeast Ala...



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