The Alaska fishing regulations are heavily focused on protecting the salmon fisheries but they also have limits and regs around halibut, rockfish, trout, grayling and every other game species present. The state is loaded with wilderness and amazing fisheries. Follow the regs and enjoy the resources.Buy a License
Alaska Fishing License Costs
|Angling License Fees||Resident||Nonresident||Military Nonresident|
|Annual Fishing License||$24.00||$145.00||$24.00|
|Annual Fishing and Hunting||$48.00||$230.00||$48.00|
|1 Day Fishing||—-||$20.00|
|3 Day Fishing||—-||$35.00|
|7 Day Fishing||—-||$55.00|
|14 Day Fishing||—-||$80.00|
|Annual King Salmon Stamp||$10.00||$100.00||$20.00|
|1 Day King Salmon Stamp||—-||$10.00|
|3 Day King Salmon Stamp||—-||$20.00|
|7 Day King Salmon Stamp||—-||$30.00|
|14 Day King Salmon Stamp||—-||$50.00|
Under the Age of 16
Fishing, Hunting, Trapping Licenses: Residents under the age of 16 do not need to purchase a hunting, sport fishing or trapping license. Non-residents under the age of 16 do not need to purchase a sport fishing license but they do need to purchase a hunting and/or trapping license.
In addition, for sportfishing, they need to record their harvest of sport fish on a free Sport Fishing Harvest Record Card available online, at license vendors, and at Fish and Game offices.
Alaska Resident Seniors
Residents of the state who are 60 years of age or older and meet the Fish and Game residency definition may obtain a Permanent Identification Card which will be issued without charge after completing an application, for more information see Resident Senior Citizen Licenses.
For sportfishing, Alaska senior residents need to record their harvest of sport fish on a free Sport Fishing Harvest Record Card available online, at license vendors, and at Fish and Game offices.
Child Crewmember Licenses
Child crewmember licenses are available for residents and nonresidents for ages 10 years or younger at a discounted rate.
How Long is License Good For?
Licenses are good from the date of purchase through December 31 of the license year. The exceptions to this are the resident trapping licenses which are valid through September 30 of the next calendar year and the nonresident fishing licenses which are good for only 1, 3, 7 or 14 days.
Do I need a King Salmon Stamp?
King Salmon Stamps are required for anyone who fishes for anadromous king salmon except for residents and nonresidents under the age of 16 and persons who have these license types: resident blind fishing license, resident low income license, resident 60 years of age or older Permanent Identification Card license, and a resident disabled Veteran’s license.
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