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King salmon sport fish season to start conservatively


Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced regulations for the king salmon sport fishing season this summer would be on the conservative side.

Issued Monday, the order applies to marine waters adjacent to the Stikine River in District 8, near Petersburg and Wrangell. Beginning May 1 and lasting until July 15, the king salmon bag and possession limit for all anglers will be set at one fish, 28 inches or greater in length.

Anglers will also have to abide by rod restrictions in place when fishing for king salmon after March 31, 2017, limiting them to one at a vtime. The Southeast...

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