ADF&G reopens lingcod sport fishing season


The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reopened the lingcod sport fishing season Monday.

See Also

That season was previously closed from July 1 until Aug. 15.

Previous bag and possession limits, nonresident annual limits and size limits for the northern Southeast area still apply.

The season runs Aug. 1 through Nov. 30. Residents have a daily bag limit of one plus two in possession. There are no size limits.

Nonresident limits are one daily and one in possession. Size limits are 30 inches or greater in length and less than 35 inches in length. Limits also include fish 55 inches or greater in length with an annual limit of two fish, one of which is 30 to 35 inches in length and the other being 55 inches or greater in length. Nonresident anglers shall immediately record, in ink, all lingcod harvested either on the back of their sport fishing license or on a nontransferable harvest record.

Charter operators and crew members may not retain lingcod while clients are on board the vessel.

An in-season analysis of the sport fishing data indicates that current trends in harvest patterns will allow for an additional two weeks of fishing opportunity for lingcod in the northern Southeast Alaska Lingcod Management Area while staying within the sport fishery lingcod allocation.

For further information, contact the nearest ADF&G office or visit


Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:20

Local authors take to sea in annual event

Six local authors will take to the sea Friday for an evening of whale-watching, wine tasting and literary talk in Hearthside Bookstore’s annual Authors at... Read more

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:19

Douglas Harbor ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place Friday

Though it opened up in mid-April, the newly renovated Douglas Harbor will be officially introduced to the public Friday.

Read more

Around the Web


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback