Regulations & Licensing: What You Need To Know

On the river
On the river
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Missionaries to Bolivia - Potutschnig Family
Locked in to a barn door
Locked in to a barn door

Kenai River Regulations and Licensing

  • No guided king fishing on Sunday and Monday in May, June, July (except Memorial Day)
    Remember: Sunday-Monday are ideal days for Halibut trips, Kenai trout, Kasilof kings, or flyouts.
  • One Kenai king per day, two per season
  • Through June 30, kings must be less than 44" or larger than 55"
  • License & king stamp required.
  • King salmon season ends July 31.
  • Sockeye limit 3 per day.
  • Silver limit 2 per day.
  • Silver salmon season: Aug. 1st - Oct. 31st.
  • No guided silver salmon fishing on Mondays in August or September

Kasilof River Regulations

  • One king per day, up to 3 total from Kasilof per season
  • License & king stamp required.
  • King salmon season ends July 31.
  • Drift Boat fishing only
  • No guided fishing on Sundays in July.
  • Sockeye limit 3 & silver limit 2 per day
  • Buy your License & King Stamp ONLINE

Saltwater Regulations

  • License required.
  • 2 halibut per day
  • One king per day (king stamp required)
  • 3 Coho per day in Cook Inlet
  • 6 Coho per day within Resurrection Bay
  • Up to 5 rockfish per day in Resurrection Bay
  • 1 lingcod per day from July 1 in Resurrection Bay
  • 2 lingcod per day from July 1 in Cook Inlet region

License Fees

King
Stamp

Resident Fishing License $24.00 $10.00
Non-resident Lic.--- 1 day $20.00 $10.00
Non-resident Lic.--- 3 days $35.00 $20.00
Non-resident Lic.--- 7 days $55.00 $30.00
Non-resident Lic.--- 14 days $80.00 $50.00
Non-resident Lic.--- Annual $145.00 $100.00
Daily limit King Salmon 1
Daily limit other Salmon 2 - 6
Kenai River seasonal
king salmon limit
2

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