Russian River Sanctuary To Open Wednesday Morning

The Russian River sanctuary will open to sockeye salmon sport fishing Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to remain open until Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 p.m., according to an emergency order issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The daily bag and possession limits will remain at three sockeye salmon.

“The Department has projected that the early-run sockeye salmon spawning escapement goal of 22,000 – 42,000 sockeye salmon will be achieved,” Fish and Game said in a press release.

The department also reminds anglers to remove fish carcasses from the Russian River clear water and to be sure personal belongings and stringers of fish are closely attended.