Fishing for King Salmon in Alaska is an exciting adventure, especially when salmon limits are good. The King Salmon, non-resident limit in Alaska for 2021 is currently set at one king salmon daily (28 inches or longer) and four annual possession. This means that guests fishing in Alaska this summer for 4 days and who land a king each day meet the king salmon limit and may take home 4 delicious kings. At Waterfall Resort Alaska, our guests who are entered in our King of Kings Salmon-Tournament also get a chance to win not just recognition for the largest king and silver salmon, but also merchandise and cash.
It's a highlight of summer fishing for salmon with “King of the Day” (KOD) and prizes awarded for the largest king salmon landed for the day, the week, the month, and the season. Awards include tournament caps, fishing gear and return trips to Waterfall Resort. At season end, for largest catch in Overall, First Time Guest and Youth categories, there are cash prizes. Every daily winner is entered into a drawing to win a brand-new Ford F-150 truck... Not to mention awards for Silver Salmon for each week and month.
Photo: The Root family enjoys a large haul of fish to take home with them.
Our legendary waters support more than 20 other varieties of sport fish, so it's no wonder that our guests bring home an average of 50 pounds of fillets and custom cuts. Plus we fully process them for you, fast freezing and packaging, ready to check-in at Alaska Air, so all you need to do is board the plane when you depart.
Alaskan halibut is another favorite. The 2021 sport-fishing limit for the halibut slot improved, too. Non-residents may land one a day, either 50 inches or less or 72 inches or more in length. Between 50 and 72 inches must be released. This is quite a significant jump as the limit changes from the 2020 regulations of 45 inches, about 42-pounds, to 50 inches, about 60-pounds, allowing guests to keep halibut up to 20-pounds heavier!
Landing those monster sizes is quite a feat and exciting to accomplish. Just ask young Cash Burns (photo)!
Halibut fishing is strong all summer long in the channels and deep waters near our shores. For a few guests who act early in the new year, our Bonus Halibut Tag can double your catch. How do the tags work? We lease surplus commercial halibut quota and make it available at cost for our guests, effectively expanding the limit you can keep. Supplies are limited and go fast early in the year.
Of course, with over 20 other varieties of sport fish abundant in our waters, there's plenty to catch - ling cod, Vermillion, various rock fish and more. Check out our Fish Chart and Limits page for details.
Let's go fishing!