Change in 2011 King Salmon Bag Limit - Now Two a Day!

king-salmon-300x225The 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 nonresident 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.
  • Nonresident
    • 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.