The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced this year’s chinook sportfishing limits, which took effect on Tuesday.
According to the department, the size limit for kings is 28 inches. Any chinook caught that is shorter than that must be returned to the water.
The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon.
The non-resident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, except during May and June, when non-resident fishermen can take two.
A “bag limit” is the number of fish an angler can take in a day. A “possession limit” is how many of those daily limits are allowed to be kept in the field.
Non-resident fishermen also have an annual limit of six chinooks, according to Fish and Game.
The limits remain in effect through next spring.