2019 Yukon River Fall Salmon Fishery News Release #13 Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C Subsistence Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Upper Yukon Area

The 2019 fall chum salmon preseason projection, based on the summer chum to fall chum salmon relationship, has been revised to a range of 700,000-800,000 fish. Run sizes within this range are expected to provide for escapement, subsistence needs, and a limited commercial fishery. After an extended summer chum salmon run, the number of fall chum salmon entering the Yukon River has increased substantially this past week.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Jeff Estensen, Area Management Biologist

Christy Gleason, Asst. Area Management Biologist

ADF&G, Lower Yukon Area Office

(907) 949-1320

Fred Bue, Yukon Area Inseason Manager

Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office

Phone: (907) 949-1798 or (800) 267-3997

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

Fishing schedule hotline in Fairbanks: 459-7387

Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, & 5-C (from Illinois Creek upstream to regulatory markers 2 miles downstream of Waldron Creek, which includes the communities of Tanana and Rampart as well as the area near the Yukon River Bridge):

Subsistence fishing is currently open on the regulatory fishing schedule of two 48-hour periods per week with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh set gillnets, fish wheels, and dip nets:

  • 6 p.m. Tuesdays until 6 p.m. Thursdays
  • 6 p.m. Fridays until 6 p.m. Sundays

Effective 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, subsistence fishing will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week with the same gear.

A reminder to fishermen that set gillnets must be 150 feet (25 fathoms) or shorter in length while fishing between the ADF&G regulatory marker 2 miles below Waldron Creek and Hess Creek (see map).


Map of a portion of Subdistrict 5-C set gillnet length restriction.

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