2019 Yukon River Salmon Fishery News Release #27 Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C Subsistence Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Upper Yukon Area

Chinook salmon are still entering the river and the run appears to be coming in stronger than the 2018 run. Fishing times are being returned to the regulatory schedule in most districts to allow more fishing opportunity. Gillnets will remain restricted to 6-inch or smaller mesh to allow fish to pass upriver while border passage is being assessed.

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

Subsistence Management Actions

Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C (Tanana and Rampart): Subsistence fishing will open for two previously announced 24-hour periods with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels from:

  • 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3
  • 6 p.m. Friday, July 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6

Effective 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, subsistence fishing will open on the regulatory schedule for two 48-hour periods per week with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets and fish wheels from:

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

Set gillnets, dip nets, and fish wheels are allowed in District 5. During subsistence salmon fishing closures, fishing for non-salmon species is allowed. However, gillnets must have 4-inch or smaller mesh.

A subsistence fishing permit is required to fish for all species from the western most tip of Garnet Island upstream to the mouth of Dall River (Dalton Highway bridge area; Subdistrict 5-C and a portion of Subdistrict 5-D).

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