2021 Yukon River Salmon Fall Fishery Announcement #22 Coastal District and Districts 1-3 Subsistence Fishing Schedule Districts Affected: Lower Yukon Area

The 2021 fall chum and coho salmon runs were the lowest on record and led to full season closures to subsistence salmon fishing. At this time, lower Yukon River assessment projects are complete for the season and very few salmon are entering the Yukon River. Subsistence fishing restrictions are being removed starting in the Lower Yukon Area, based on fall chum salmon travel time.

Last edited 10/04/2021
Contact Information

Christy Gleason, Area Management Biologist

(907) 459-7274

Toll free fishing schedule and counts: (866) 479-7387

Subsistence Management Actions

Coastal District and Districts 1-3 (including all lakes, sloughs and tributaries): For the current schedule and allowed gear, call the recording 1-866-479-7387.

Effective at the dates and times listed below, subsistence salmon fishing will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week with 7.5 inch or smaller mesh gillnets and all other legal salmon gear. All fish caught may be retained. 4-inch gillnet lengths are no longer restricted to 60 feet.

Effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 1 in the Coastal District and District 1 (Chevak, Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Emmonak, Nunam Iqua, Alakanuk and Kotlik).

Effective 8:00 a.m. Sunday, October 3 in District 2 (Mountain Village, Pitkas Point, St. Mary’s, Pilot Station and Marshall).

Effective 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 7 in District 3 (Russian Mission, Holy Cross and Shageluk).


For Yukon Area advisory announcements and fish counts, visit www.facebook.com/YukonRiverFishingADFG. To receive advisory announcements by email, sign up at www.cfnews.adfg.alaska.gov.


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