Alaska Salmon Fishing License
All residents and nonresidents age 16 or older must purchase and possess a sport fishing license to participate in Alaska salmon fishing. In addition, a king salmon stamp is required to fish for king salmon. These laws apply in both fresh and marine waters. Sport fish licenses and king salmon stamps may be purchased online, Get the latest license prices at Alaska Fish & Game’s website.
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.
Steps to Buy Alaska Fishing License Online
- Please have the following information available:
- Valid credit card and expiration date: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and some debit cards (not all are compatible)
- Valid mailing address
- Valid e-mail address (an email confirmation of your purchase will be sent to you)
- Phone number
Complete the online application, and print the license. You can have the license mailed to you but make sure there is time for you to get it before you leave for the Nush River Camp.
Note: You cannot fish without a valid license in your possession.
Bring your license with you, your guide will fill out your harvest record card for you while fishing and record your catch immediately in the field.