2020 Alaska King Salmon Fishing Limits
Good news on the king salmon front: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced the sport-fishing limits for the 2020 season, which, for nonresidents angling in Waterfall Resort waters, will remain one king daily, 28 inches or longer, with an increase in annual possession limits. In June, annual possession limits will be three fish; from July 1 – July 7 two fish and August, one fish annually.
- The nonresident daily bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length;
- From January 1 through June 30, the total annual harvest limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
- From July 1 through July 7, the total annual harvest limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length, and 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 total annual harvest limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length, and any king salmon harvested from January 1 through July 8 will apply toward the one fish total harvest limit;
Overall, the new ADFG limits reinforce the forecast of a solid king salmon fishing season ahead—always a welcome prediction for our guests. As the fish population continues to rebound, we can expected the limits to follow the same trend but at a slower, more conservative rate to ensure great king salmon fishing for decades to come.
While kings in our fishing grounds average 20 pounds, last year’s King of Kings tournament winner reeled in a 58.3-pounder. The Waterfall Resort record? That’s held by Gretchen Porter of Newport Beach, California, who boated a 79.2-pounder in July 2004.