The Alagnak’s extraordinary rainbow trout, char, grayling, and abundant salmon are some of the most attractive sportfish in the world, and the river has become the most popular fly-in fishing location in all of southwest Alaska. Although the fishing is exceptional, these prized sportfish are still vulnerable to overfishing.

License and Regulations

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) carefully monitors the populations to ensure that the present regulations maintain the long-term stability of the Alagnak sport fishery. Visitors intending to fish should become familiar with these regulations specific to the Bristol Bay area.

An Alaska sport fishing license is required of all nonresidents 16 and over, and most residents 16 to 59. You may also need a harvest record card and/or king salmon stamp before you fish. For more information and to buy your licenses, stamps, and tags online, visit ADF&G's License and Permits web site. Sport fishing licenses and king salmon stamps may also be purchased from a license vendor (most AK sporting goods stores), by calling (907) 465-2376, or by mail at:

ADF&G Licensing Section
1255 W. 8th Street
P.O. Box 115525
Juneau, AK 99811-5525

Fishing Throughout the National Park Service

We invite you to visit the Fish and Fishing website for more information about fish and fishing in the National Park Service. You will learn about conservation, different fish species, and parks that offer fishing.

Last updated: March 23, 2021

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