Courtesy Waterfall Resort
While the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is closing sport fishing for king salmon in all Cook Inlet marine waters effective May 15 through July 31, fishing for kings in the much of the southeast waters of the state will remain open this summer.
Sport-fishing operations such as the famed Waterfall Resort on Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan are anxious to get the word out to visiting anglers. The 2023 sportfishing season at Waterfall Resort, Alaska, is opening June 1, according to a statement released this week.
“The ADF&G has confirmed that the west side of Prince of Wales Island is open with chinook (aka king salmon) limits similar to last year,” the statement read. Specifically, according to Waterfall, resident bag and possession limit will be two king salmon per day for Alaska residents, and one king, 28 inches or longer, for non-residents, with seasonal possession limit per guest as follows:
June: 3 king salmon
July 1-15: 2 king salmon
July 16-September: 1 king salmon
“The salmon return to Waterfall Resort and our waters off the west side of Prince of Wales Island each spring, lasting into August,” said the statement. “This year is no different. We’re so confident, we’ll pay for your travel insurance. Watch for more detail about that in the coming weeks.”
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