2019 Yukon River Summer Salmon Fishery News Release #24 Districts 1 and 2 Commercial Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Lower Yukon Area

After a late start, summer chum salmon entering the lower river has recently increased dramatically and passage by the sonar has exceeded the lower end of the drainage-wide escapement goal of 500,000 fish. Current projections indicate a commercial surplus is available for harvest. The commercial fishing season for summer chum salmon will start in the Lower Yukon. Fishermen must confirm they have a buyer and should check on tender locations prior to fishing.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Holly Carroll, Area Management Biologist

Deena Jallen, Assistant Area Management Biologist

Lower Yukon Area Office, Emmonak, Alaska

Phone: (907) 949-1320

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

Chinook salmon may not be sold. All Chinook salmon retained for subsistence must be recorded on a fish ticket.

District 1 Commercial:

Commercial fishing will open for two periods with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets:

  • An 8-hour period from 4 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, July 3
  • An 8-hour period from 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4 until 2 a.m. Friday, July 5

District 2 Commercial:

Commercial fishing will open for one period with 6-inch or smaller mesh gillnets:

  • A 6-hour period from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 5

As a reminder, the Andreafsky River is closed to commercial fishing and fishermen should be mindful not to target summer chum salmon headed into the Andreafsky River to spawn (see map).


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