King Salmon

Areas around Cape Edgecumbe and outer Kruzof Island still offer the best opportunity to catch a king salmon year round- although the peak summer season is mid-May though the beginning of August.

The King salmon regulations are as follows:

The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length, except during May and June the bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length.

 

The nonresident annual limit is six king salmon 28 inches or greater in length.

 

Nonresident anglers shall immediately record, in ink, all king salmon harvested either on the back of their sportfishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon fishing in the Sitka area-marine waters- peaks from the beginning to July through mid- September. 

 

The non-resident limits are as follows:

 

Six Coho daily- no annual limit- six in possession   

Halibut

 

Season: February 1- December 31

Charter vessel anglers may catch and retain one halibut per day, which must be less than or equal to 43 inches or greater than or equal to 80 inches in total length. 

 

Charter operators and crew members may not retain halibut while clients are on board the vessel.

 

The Sitka sound special use area –inside the sound- is closed to the retention of halibut by chartered anglers between June 1 and August 31.

Lingcod

Season: May 16 – November 30

 

Nonresident – one daily, one in possession, size limit: 30 inches or greater in length and less than 35 inches in length, or 55 inches or greater in length. Annual limit of 2 fish, one of which is 30 to 35 inches in length, one of which is 55 inches or greater in length, nonresident anglers shall immediately record, in ink, all lingcod harvested either on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

 

Charter operators and crew members may not retain lingcod while clients are on board the vessel.

Rockfish

Season: All summer 

 

The daily bag limit for pelagic rockfish in the Sitka vicinity is 3 fish per day and 3 in possession.

Black cod

 

Season: All summer 

4 per day- 4 in possession- no annual limit.

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