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Chinook bag limit increased in designated areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Wednesday that the bag and possession limit for king salmon in two Ketchikan sport fishery areas is six salmon of any size, effective Saturday through July 31.

Due to higher projected returns, a surplus of hatchery fish is available for harvest by sports fishermen. King salmon caught in the designated harvest areas by nonresidents do not count toward the nonresident annual limit.

The first terminal sport fishery area includes the waters of Nichols Passage north of the latitude of Driest Point; in Revillagigedo Channel north of the latitude of Harbor Point; and, in Tongass Narrows south of the latitude of Lewis Reef light.

The second terminal sport fishery area is designated as Neets Bay east of the longitude of the easternmost tip of Bug Island.

Anglers should note that regional king salmon bag and possession limits outside of the designated areas are more restrictive.

For more information, contact the Ketchikan Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish office at 225-2859.

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