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Title 5 . Fish and Game
Chapter 64 . Personal Use Fishery
Section 22. Waters; seasons; bag, possession, and size limits; and special provisions for the Kodiak Area

5 AAC 64.022. Waters; seasons; bag, possession, and size limits; and special provisions for the Kodiak Area

(a) Except as provided in (b) and (c) of this section and 5 AAC 64.051, the following are the bag, possession, and size limits, and special provisions for finfish and shellfish in the waters of the Kodiak Area:

(1) king salmon: may be taken from January 1 - December 31, as follows:

(A) in fresh waters:

(i) 20 inches or greater in length; bag and possession limit of three fish, of which only two may be 28 inches or greater in length; annual limit of five king salmon; a harvest record is required as specified in 5 AAC 64.025;

(ii) less than 20 inches in length; bag and possession limit of 10 fish; king salmon less than 20 inches in length caught in fresh water do not count toward the annual limit;

(B) in salt waters: bag and possession limit of two fish; no size limit; no annual limit; a harvest record is not required;

(2) salmon, other than king salmon: may be taken from January 1 - December 31, as follows:

(A) 20 inches or greater in length; bag and possession limit of five fish, of which only two may be coho salmon and only two may be sockeye salmon;

(B) less than 20 inches in length; bag and possession limit of 10 fish

(3) rainbow/steelhead trout, as follows:

(A) Kodiak Road Zone:

(i) except in stocked lakes as described in (ii) of this subparagraph: from January 1 - December 31 is open only for catch and release fishing; rainbow/steelhead trout may not be possessed and any rainbow/steelhead trout caught must be released immediately; from November 1 - April 30, only artificial lures may be used in fresh water, except for landlocked lakes of Chignik Lake, Chiniak Lagoon, and Barry Lagoon;

(ii) stocked lakes: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag and possession limit of 10 fish, of which only one may be 20 inches or greater in length; no annual limit; for the purposes of this sub-subparagraph, "stocked lakes" include Abercrombie (Gertrude), Aural, Big, Bull, Caroline, Cicely, Dolgoi, Dragon Fly, Heitman, Horseshoe, Jack, Jupiter, Lee, Lilly, Long, Lupine, Margaret (Boy Scout), Saturn, Southern, Tanignak, and Twin Lakes;

(B) Kodiak Remote Zone: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag and possession limit of two fish, of which only one may be 20 inches or greater in length; annual limit of two fish 20 inches or greater in length; a harvest record is required as specified in 5 AAC 64.025;

(C) other lakes and ponds: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag and possession limit of two fish, of which only one may be over 20 inches in length;

(4) Arctic char/Dolly Varden: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag and possession limit of 10 fish; no size limit;

(5) Arctic grayling: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag and possession limit of 10 fish; no size limit;

(6) halibut: may be taken only from February 1 - December 31; bag limit of two fish and possession limit of four fish; no size limit;

(7) rockfish: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag limit of 10 fish and possession limit of 20 fish; no size limit;

(8) lingcod: may be taken only from July 1 - December 31; bag limit of two fish and possession limit of four fish; no size limit;

(9) shark: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag limit of one fish and annual limit of two fish; a harvest record as specified in 5 AAC 75.012 is required;

(10) king crab: no open season; may not be retained or possessed;

(11) Dungeness crab: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; bag and possession limit of 12 male crab; minimum size is six and one-half inches carapace width;

(12) Tanner crab: may be taken from January 1 - December 31, except that from July 15 - February 10, a person may not take Tanner crab in waters 25 fathoms or greater in depth during the periods 14 days before and 14 days after the commercial red king crab, blue king crab, or Tanner crab season; bag and possession limit of six male crab; minimum size is five and one-half inches carapace width;

(13) other finfish and shellfish not specified in this subsection: may be taken from January 1 - December 31; no bag, possession, or size limits.

(b) The seasons, bag, possession, and size limits, and special provisions specified in this subsection are localized exceptions to those specified in (a) of this section for finfish and shellfish in the Kodiak Area:

(1) in addition to the waters specified in 5 AAC 64.051, the following waters are closed to sport fishing for salmon, as follows:

(A) all drainages on the Kodiak Road Zone from Monashka Creek to and including Chiniak Creek, but excluding the Buskin River and Kalsin Pond, upstream from the Chiniak Highway are closed to sport fishing for salmon from August 1 - September 15;

(B) the Buskin River drainage upstream of Bridge 1 is closed to sport fishing for salmon from August 1 - September 15;

(C) Pillar and Island Lake Creeks are closed to sport fishing for salmon from January 1 - December 31;

(D) repealed 4/9/2005;

(E) the Ayakulik and Karluk River drainages are closed to sport fishing for king salmon from July 26 - December 31;

(F) the Dog Salmon River drainage (including Frazier Lake) is closed to sport fishing for king salmon from January 1 - December 31;

(G) Little Kitoi Bay within 500 yards of the mouth of Little Kitoi Creek and Little Kitoi Creek drainage are closed to sport fishing for salmon from August 15 - September 30;

(2) repealed 4/9/2005;

(3) repealed 4/9/2005;

(4) repealed 4/9/2005;

(5) in the Saltery Cove drainage, the bag and possession limit for salmon, other than king salmon, is five fish of which only two fish may be coho salmon;

(6) the following salt waters are closed to the snagging of fish:

(A) Mission Beach: all waters between ADF&G regulatory markers at Shahafka Cove from August 1 - September 15;

(B) Mill Bay: all waters between ADF&G regulatory markers at Mill Bay from August 1 - September 15; and

(C) Monashka Bay: all waters west of a line from Termination Point to Miller Point from May 1 - July 5.

(c) In the Kodiak Remote Zone, the following bag and possession limits apply to salmon, other than king salmon:

(1) for salmon, other than king salmon, 20 inches or greater in length, the bag limit is five fish and 10 fish in possession;

(2) for salmon, other than king salmon, less than 20 inches in length, the bag and possession limit is 10 fish.

History: Eff. 3/13/96, Register 137; am 8/14/96, Register 139; am 4/2/99, Register 149; am 4/20/2002, Register 162; am 12/29/2002, Register 164; am 3/13/2004, Register 169; am 4/9/2005, Register 174

Authority: AS 16.05.251


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