Fish and Game announced Friday that there will be no second king opening in August. It will be only the third summer in fifteen years without an August opening.
Southeast commercial trollers will soon take a break from the king salmon harvest, but the final target this year remains anyone’s guess.
The state says this year’s quota for Alaska fishermen under the Pacific Salmon treaty is too low.
Southeast Alaska king salmon trollers are having a strong winter season, thanks to good catches on the outer coast outside of Sitka.
If you’ve noticed a lot of empty slips in Sitka harbors today, there’s a reason for that: Tuesday was the first day of the summer troll opening for king salmon — and Southeast fishermen are looking at a record high target harvest.
Sport anglers will not get to fish for king salmon in the Taku River. And personal-use fishermen won’t be able to use dipnets or have a longer sockeye season.
The state Board of Fisheries today (Tuesday) decided to continue allowing sport anglers to use electric reels. The panel voted down a proposal prohibiting power-assisted reels, except for disabled sport fishermen.