Halibut 2021 Regulations:
Daily limit: 1 per person either under 50″ or over 72″
Annual limit: None
Timing: Expect fast halibut action all season. We have great success catching halibut up to the 50-inch maximum from May thru September. We do catch the very occasional halibut over the 72-inch mark – especially in May and June.
Size: 10-450 pounds. We see halibut of all sizes in Sitka. Best fishing is on the ocean, so as long as weather permits, we’ll get them!
Chinook (King) Salmon 2021 Regulations:
Nonresident King Limits for 2021
- The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length
- The nonresident annual limit is four king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length
Coho (Silver) Salmon 2021 Regulations:
Daily limit: 6 per person
Annual limit: none
Timing: Late June/early July – mid September
Size: Average size 6-10 pounds in June through late July, 8-12 pounds August and September. Silvers gain weight rapidly throughout the summer. By mid-August silvers of 12- 15 pounds are fairly common and the elusive 20 pound hooknose is possible.
Ling Cod 2021 Regulations:
Daily limit: 1 per day; 30–35 inches or 55 inches and longer, annual limit of 2 fish, one of which is 30–35 inches in length, and one that is 55 inches or greater in length, harvest record required
Annual limit: 2 – one must be between 30-35″ and the other must be over 55″.
Timing: May 16 through November 30
Size: 30-35 inches or 55 inches and longer.
Pelagic Rockfish (Sea Bass) 2021 Regulations:
Daily limit: 3 per day, no size limit
Annual limit: None
Timing: All season
Size: 3-8 pounds
Slope Non-Pelagic Rockfish 2021 Regulations:
Slope rockfish include: Blackgill, Blackspotted, Bocaccio, Brown, Chilipepper, Darkblotched, Greenstriped, Harlequin, Northern, Pacific Ocean Perch, Puget Sound, Pygmy, Redstripe, Redbanded, Rougheye, Sharpchin, Shortbelly, Shortraker, Silvergray, Splitnose, Stripetail, Vermilion, and Yellowmouth.
No size limit: 1 per day, no size limit
Black Cod 2021 Regulations:
Daily limit: 4 per person
Annual limit: 8 per person
Timing: Available in deep water – in excess of 600 feet all season long.
Size: Most are 5-10 pounds, occasionally up to 25 pounds.
Salmon Shark 2021 Regulations:
Daily limit: 1 per person
Annual limit: 2 per person
Timing: Tend to show up mostly in July through September.
Size: Range from 60 – 300 pounds.
We seldom target Salmon Sharks and their presence in our waters seems highly variable, ranging from seeing them on an off to not seeing them at all.