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Pasagshak River drainage silver salmon bag limit upped for rest of year

Spawning Silver Salmon (Photo: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/flickr)
Spawning Silver Salmon (Photo: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington/flickr)

For sport fishermen who are growing tired of the endless pinks in Kodiak’s waterways, you’re in luck- now is as good a time as any to catch silvers.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has raised the bag limit for silver salmon on the Pasagshak River drainage, up to two per day through the end of 2021. A drone survey on Wednesday counted over 6,200 Coho salmon in the river, blowing past the escapement goal of 1,200 silvers.

In a press release announcing the increased bag limit, Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum is quoted as saying that an increase in the bag limit is appropriate, given the amount of fish in the river.

Pasagshak is a fair way out of town in Ugak Bay, but for sport fishermen who are looking to fill their freezer up before winter, or just looking to fight an aggressive fish, it may be worth the trip.