February 10, 2020: Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the 2020 regionwide sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for the Ketchikan Area. The following region wide regulations, are effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021:
- The resident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
- From October 1st 2020, through March 31st 2021, a resident angler may use two rods when fishing for salmon.
- The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches of greater in length.
- From January 1 through June 30, the nonresident total harvest limit is three king salmon;
- From July 1 through July 7, the nonresident total harvest limit is two king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through June 30 will apply toward the two fish total harvest limit;
- From July 8 through December 31, the nonresident total harvest limit is one king salmon, any king salmon harvested from January 1 through July 7 will apply toward the one fish total harvest limit;
- Immediately upon landing and retaining a king salmon a nonresident must enter the species, date and location, in ink, on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.
The Southeast region wide bag and possession limits above will apply in all areas except as modified below for the inside waters in the vicinity of Ketchikan: