By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

King salmon sportfishing restrictions same as recent years


April 10, 2024

Commercial trollers had a productive winter catching kings along the outside waters of Southeast, but area runs are still weak and sportfishing restrictions around Wrangell this summer are similar to recent years.

District 8 in front of the Stikine River and the waters closest to town will be closed to king fishing through July 14. “The retention of king salmon is prohibited, any king salmon caught must be released immediately,” according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

District 6 and most of District 7, encompassing the Back Channel, the waters west of Wrangell Island and around Et...

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