Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director

Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518


Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner

P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
www.adfg.alaska.gov


Advisory Announcement
(Released: April 19, 2022 - Expires: July 31, 2022)

CONTACT: Patrick Fowler
Petersburg/Wrangell Area Management Biologist
(907) 772-5231

Sport Fishing For King Salmon Opens In Hatchery Areas Near Petersburg And Wrangell

(Petersburg) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, announced today the sport fishing regulations for Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon in areas near Petersburg and Wrangell.

Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough Terminal Harvest Area

Described as that portion of Wrangell Narrows south of 56° 46' N. latitude (Martinsens’s dock) and north and east of the northern tip of Woewodski Island and includes the freshwaters of Blind Slough upstream of a line between Blind Point and Anchor Point (see attached map). The following regulations will be in effect beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, July 31, 2022:

  • Residents: Bag and possession limit of 2 king salmon greater than 28” in length and 2 king salmon less than 28” in length.
  • Nonresidents: Bag and possession limit of 2 king salmon greater than 28” in length and 2 king salmon less than 28” in length. King salmon caught in this area do not count toward the nonresident annual limit.

Anita Bay Terminal Harvest Area

Described as the waters of Anita Bay south and west of a line from Anita Point to 56° 14.26' N. latitude, 132° 23.92' W. longitude. The following regulations will be in effect beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 14, 2022:

  • Residents: Bag and possession limit of 2 king salmon greater than 28” in length;
  • Nonresidents: Bag and possession limit of 1 king salmon greater than 28” in length. The nonresident annual harvest limit is 3 king salmon.

City Creek Release Site

Described as the marine waters adjacent to City Creek between a marker on the Mitkof Island shore, at 56° 47.83' N. lat., 132° 51.57' W. long. to 56° 48.30' N. lat., 132° 51.50' W. long. to 56° 49.77' N. lat., 132° 55.78' W. long. (navigation buoy) and back to the Mitkof Island shore at Hungry Point (56° 49.36' N. lat., 132° 56.38' W. long.) and includes the freshwaters of City Creek (see attached map). The following regulations will be in effect beginning Wednesday, June 15 through Thursday, July 14, 2022:

  • Bag and possession limit (all anglers) of one king salmon of any size;
  • Nonresident annual limits continue to apply in this area.

Gunnuk Creek Special Harvest Area

Described as the waters of Keku Strait enclosed by a line from a point about a one-third mile northwest of Kake at 56°58.95' N lat., 133° 57.42' W long. to the southernmost tip of the southern Mosquito Island to the northwest tip of Hamilton Island to Wooten's Dock at 56°57.55' N lat., 133°54.70' W long. (see attached map). The following regulations will be in effect beginning Wednesday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 14, 2022:

  • Residents: Bag and possession limit of 2 king salmon greater than 28” in length;
  • Nonresidents: Bag and possession limit of 1 king salmon greater than 28” in length. Nonresident annual harvest limit is 3 king salmon;

When special regulations for these hatchery areas expire, anglers may continue to fish under the regional king salmon bag, possession, and annual limits. Anglers are reminded that when in possession of king salmon less than 28 inches in length they should not then fish in another location where possessing a king salmon under 28 inches is illegal. For further information concerning this announcement please contact Petersburg/Wrangell Area Management Biologist, Patrick Fowler at (907) 772-5231.

Sport Fishing For King Salmon Opens In Hatchery Areas Near Petersburg And Wrangell

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