2019 Yukon River Salmon Fishery News Release #19 District 3 and Innoko River Subsistence Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon Area

The summer chum run is coming in weak and current projections indicate that it may come in near the lower end of the drainage-wide escapement goal of 500,000 to 1.2 million fish. Because of the need to allow salmon to pass upriver to spawning grounds, fishing time is being reduced in the Innoko River.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Holly Carroll, Area Management Biologist

ADF&G, Emmonak Field Office

Phone: (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

Innoko River (Shageluk): Fishing is currently open.

Effective 10 p.m. Monday, July 1, subsistence fishing in the Innoko River will close.

  • Effective 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, fishing will reopen with 7.5-inch or smaller mesh gillnets for 3.5 days per week from 10 a.m. Fridays to 10 p.m. Mondays

District 3: Subsistence fishing is currently closed. As previously announced, there is one upcoming period:

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 subsistence fishermen are restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets for one 18-hour period from 2 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday

Fishermen should stand by for further announcements regarding the Wednesday, July 3 period.

During subsistence salmon fishing closures, fishing for non-salmon species is allowed. However, gillnet mesh must be 4-inch or smaller.

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