Licensing and Permits
Outrageous! This might be the word that comes to mind when an out-of-state fisherman begins to look for a permit in Alaska. Starting at $20 for a 1-day pass and going up to $145 for an annual pass. As the rules go, anyone over the age of 16 must purchase a permit and additional stamps are required if you intend to fish for King Salmon. These stamps cost $10 for a single day and a whopping $100 for an annual stamp. That said, a fisherman coming from the “Lower 48” may expect to pay quite a bit of money if they are planning on fishing the whole season. Laws are applicable to both fresh and saltwater fishing, so it is very important to purchase your license and have it on you at all times.
Without question, fishing in Alaska can be an expensive adventure. There is no comparison though when it comes to the quality and quantity that you are going to pull in. Whether you are fishing by yourself and eating as you go or taking a guided tour out and having your catch packed and shipped home, you are guaranteed to have a good time!