Southeast Alaska Fishing Regulations

2023 Fishing Regulations

It’s pretty easy to take fishing regulations and bag limits negatively, especially for folks that are on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska. It can be a real bummer hooking into your first king salmon and throwing it back because it’s an inch too small, or bringing on board a 50 pound halibut and releasing it because it’s too large. Trust us, in the short-term the guides like turning them loose even less than the clients, but for anyone that depends on a sustainable fishery for their livelihood there really isn’t any debate. Allowing the breeders to do their thing ensures our children will be able to enjoy the same experiences we are.

What you need to know when planning your salmon fishing trip

Salmon Regulations

King, Coho, Pink, Chum, and Sockeye

1 King Salmon per person, 28 inches in length or longer.

  • • January 1 through June 30: Nonresident annual limit is three king salmon.
  • • July 1 through July 15, Nonresident annual harvest limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
  • • July 16 through December 31, Nonresident annual harvest limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.
Coho, Chum, Pink and Sockeye salmon 16 inches or longer: 6 of each species per day 12, of each species in possession
Coho, Chum, Pink and Sockeye salmon(in combination) less than 16 inches: 10 per day, 10 in possession.

Alaska Fishing Halibut regulations

Halibut Regulations

1 per person per day, less than or equal to 40 inches or greater than or equal to 80 inches.

Monday closures. Charter vessel anglers may not catch and retain halibut on all Mondays beginning July 24, 2023 continuing until December 31, 2023.
Fishing in Alaska Lingcod rules and regulations

Lingcod Regulations

1 per day, 1 in possession; 30-35 inches or 55 inches and longer, annual limit of 2 fish, one of which is 30-35 inches in length, and one that is 55 inches or greater in length. A harvest record is required.

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