There’s again more opportunity to catch some red salmon because of the strong run this year.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the limit for sockeye in both the Dog Salmon River drainage and the Saltry Cove drainage to 10 per day and 10 in possession, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The increase is in effect for the rest of the season.
The escapement goal for the Dog Salmon River is 75,000 to 170,000 fish. As of the end of June the weir count showed 48,000 had passed and the department is projecting the escapement will exceed the 170,000 upper end of the desired range.
The escapement goal for sockeye in the Saltry River drainage is 15,000 to 35,000. About 20 percent of the way through the run the Saltry River weir count was greater than 10,000 and based on historic run time, the department is expecting overescapement there, as well.
Sockeye Bag Limit Increases on Two More Kodiak Area Rivers