Restrictions on king salmon fishing are being implemented again this year. (Jillian Rogers)

(Jillian Rogers)

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released updated regulations for resident and nonresident sport fisherman in Southeast Alaska. The regulations are effect now through May 1, 2017.

In subdistrict 15A, which includes the waters of Lynn Canal north of Sherman Rock, including Chilkoot, Lutak and Taiya Inlets, the bag limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or longer from now until Dec. 31. Chilkat Inlet north of Seduction Point will be closed to sport king fishing from now until July 15.

For the rest of the region, Alaska residents can bag and possess a maximum of three kings that are 28 inches or longer. For nonresidents, the limit is one, except in May and June when it is two. All kings must be 28 inches or more in length. The annual limit for nonresidents is six king salmon. Nonresidents need to record all harvested kings either on back of their fishing license or on a harvest report.

From Oct. 1, 2016 to March 31 of next year, sport anglers may use two rods, otherwise it’s one in the water per person.

For more information go here.