2018 Yukon River Salmon Fishery News Release # 42 - District 4 Subsistence Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Upper Yukon Area

Subsistence fishing periods are returning to the regulatory schedule for the remainder of the Chinook salmon run in order to spread out harvest and allow fish to travel upriver. Fishermen should expect further announcements regarding fishing schedules for fall species.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Holly Carroll, Area Management Biologist

Lower Yukon Area Office

(907) 949-1320

Fred Bue, Yukon Area Inseason Manager

Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office

(907) 455-1849 or (800) 267-3997

Toll free fishing schedule hotline: (866) 479-7387

Fishing schedule hotline in Fairbanks: 459-7387

Subsistence Management Actions:

District 4 (including Anvik, Grayling, Kaltag, Nulato, Koyukuk, Galena and Ruby):

As previously announced, fishing is open from 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12 with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels.

Effective 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15, fishing will open with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels for two 48-hour periods per week:

6 p.m. Sundays to 6 p.m. Tuesdays

6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Fridays

Fishermen may use set and drift gillnets and fish wheels, and all salmon may be retained. During subsistence salmon fishing closures, only gillnets with 4-inch or smaller mesh may be used to target non-salmon species.

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