Alaska Fishing License Information

Alaska fishing license general information is available through ADF&G. Below are the summary of details you need to know about obtaining your Alaska fishing license when visiting us at Nushagak River Adventures Lodge.

In Alaska it is required to have a fishing license to sport fish and an additional king stamp if you are targeting Chinook salmon as we do fishing the first half of our season on the Nushagak. Licenses are available for residents, non-residents, military members, residents who are disabled veterans, and resident seniors 60 or older. Most licenses, as well as king salmon stamps, can be obtained online.

Since many of our guests are non-residents it is important to note that short-term, non-resident fishing licenses are obtainable for only 1, 3, 7, or 14 days. Since you fish with us four days on our schedule, please make sure to obtain the 7-day license at a minimum, or longer if needed for your stay in Alaska. When residents buy their licenses, they are valid from the date of purchase through the last day of that calendar year.

For ease we recommend an eSigned License from ADF&G. This format is available through the ADF&G online store. Buying your license for yourself through your ADF&G account will automatically create an eSigned license. Your license can be kept on your electronic device. However, you must print this license version and keep the physical paper copy on your person anytime you’re fishing (in a boat or from shore). We recommend a waterproof pouch for storage.

Residents under 18 and non-residents under 16 do not need a license, however, a harvest record card is needed to record tagged fish.

As mentioned, a king stamp is required for anyone targeted anadromous Chinook salmon, unless a harvest card is an acceptable substitute. Additionally, resident blind fishing license holders, resident low-income license holders, resident senior permanent identification card holders (PID), or resident disabled veteran’s licensees are not required to purchase the stamp.

For additional information about your Alaska fishing license, please visit ADF&G.