Resurrection Bay sockeye salmon limit increases starting Friday

Published: Jun. 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM AKDT
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We’ve got good news for all the Alaskan anglers out there.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is increasing the limit of sockeye salmon to 12 per day and 12 in possession in the Resurrection River, and the northern saltwaters of Resurrection Bay.

These new limits will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 14 until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

A news release from ADF&G details the areas where the new limits are in effect.

“The area of the bag and possession limit increase includes the freshwaters downstream from the Seward Highway, downstream from Nash Road to the ADF&G regulatory saltwater markers, and the marine waters north of a line from Caines Head to the north point of Thumb Cove.”

Anglers are reminded that snagging is illegal in the freshwater areas.

Only unbaited, single hook, artificial lures or flies are allowed in the freshwater area. Make sure to look for saltwater markers that separate the fresh and saltwater fishing zones.

According to the release, as of Tuesday, more than 11,538 sockeye salmon had passed the Bear Creek weir, with large numbers of salmon still entering the river.

“Fishing for sockeye salmon in the saltwaters of Resurrection Bay has been great,” said Area Management Biologist Jay Baumer. “With the number of fish passing through, we hope this will provide anglers an additional opportunity to get some fresh sockeye.”

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