2020 Yukon River Salmon Summer Fishery Announcement #38 Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C Subsistence Fishing Schedule

Districts Affected: Upper Yukon Area

Current cumulative counts of Chinook salmon at the Eagle sonar indicate the lower end of the spawning escapement objective in Canada (42,500-55,000) may not be met. Therefore, it is imperative that all Chinook salmon moving through District 5 escape to the spawning grounds. Fishermen can expect salmon fishing to open when fall chum are present in the area. Based on average swim speeds, the early fall chum are not expected in Tanana until approximately August 11, and the first pulse should arrive around August 16.

Last edited 01/25/2022
Contact Information

Holly Carroll, Area Management Biologist

(907) 267-2385

Toll free fishing schedule and counts: (866) 479-7387
In Fairbanks fishing schedule hotline: 459-7387

To allow for the harvest of nonsalmon species, which is particularly important for dog food, the opportunity to use 4-inch or smaller mesh gear is being reinstated in Subdistrict 5-ABC. Fishermen should set this gear in areas where Chinook salmon are unlikely to be harvested.

Subsistence Management Actions

Subdistricts 5-A, 5-B, and 5-C (Tanana and Rampart):

Subsistence salmon fishing is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice.

Effective 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, gillnets of 4-inch or smaller mesh may be used to fish for nonsalmon species 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.

This is an announcement by the ADF&G in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

To reach the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks call 456-0406.

Announcements will be shared on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YukonRiverFishingADFG

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