Alaska Fishing Regulations

Man holding salmon in the water

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 fly-in fishing.
  • 1 Kenai king per day, two per season.
  • May-June 30, kings must be less than 42″ or larger than 55″.
  • License & king stamp required.
  • King salmon season ends July 31.
  • Sockeye limit 3 per day.
  • Silver limit 2 per day in August, and 3 per day in September.
  • Silver salmon season: Aug. 1st – Oct. 31st.
  • No guided silver salmon fishing on Mondays in August or September.

Kasilof River Regulations

  • 1 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.
Group of men holding salmon
Two guides holding large halibut

Saltwater Regulations

  • License required.
  • 2 halibut per day (1 of the 2 must be less than 28″).
  • 1 king per day (king stamp required).
  • 3 Coho per day in Cook Inlet.
  • 6 Coho per day within Resurrection Bay.
  • 4 rockfish per day in Resurrection Bay.
  • 1 lingcod per day from July 1 in Resurrection Bay.

Alaska Fishing Licenses

License Fees King Stamp
Resident Fishing License $29.00 $10.00
Non-resident Lic.— 1 day $25.00 $15.00
Non-resident Lic.— 3 days $45.00 $30.00
Non-resident Lic.— 7 days $70.00 $45.00
Non-resident Lic.— 14 days $105.00 $75.00
Non-resident Lic.— Annual $145.00 $100.00

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