Fishing Counts & Processing

Alaska King Salmon
2018 Season Limits: The nonresident limit for king salmon is two fish per day, 28 inches or longer before June 30th; one per day of that size in July, August & Sept. The annual limit for kings is six fish. For Alaska residents, the daily limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or longer.

Alaska Silver Salmon
2018 Season Limits: The nonresident limit on Alaska silver salmon fishing is six fish 16 inches or longer per day, with no annual limit.

Alaska Halibut
2018 Season Limits: The resident and nonresident limit for halibut fishing is one fish per person per day, which must be either 43 inches or less or 80 inches or more in length. Halibut in the slot between 43 inches and 80 inches must be released. There are no annual limits. These numbers are based on booking the charter. Self-guiding boats have no size limit.

2018 Season Limits: The nonresident daily and annual limit on lingcod is two fish: one between 30 inches and 45 inches, and one 55 inches or longer. (charter & self-guided)

2018 Season Limits: The nonresident  yellow eye limit is one per day, with an annual limit of one fish. The limit for Alaska residents is one per day with an annual limit of two fish. There are no size restrictions on yellow eye. (charter & self-guided)

More Than 20 Other Rockfish Species
There are no size restrictions on rockfish. Sport-fishing limits are set by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, and subject to change without notice. All limits listed above are current to the best of our knowledge and for reference only. For up-to-the-minute information about limits during your stay at Wadleigh Island Expeditions Alaska, ask your U.S. Coast Guard licensed guide.

Seafood Processing and Fish Boxes

From Catch to freezer (Yours)
One of the best parts of a Wadleigh Island Expeditions Alaska fishing trip is savoring your catch when you get home. And once you’ve lured those salmon, halibut, lingcod, and rockfish to your boat, your job is done. At Wadleigh Island Expeditions, guests leave the fish cleaning, trimming, and packaging to our crew.

Fish Cuts
Not sure which cut to choose? Just ask your fishing guide about options for the tastiest steaks and fillets. Not only are our guides experienced mariners, but they’re also well versed in the fish processing at Wadleigh Island Expeditions.

Fish Prep
Our processing crew cleans and trims as much fish as you catch, and we will get it vacuum-pack and have it ready for shipment in a wet-lock box. Please note the approximate percentage yields of trimmed fish (relative to caught fish weight) after processing:

  • Salmon, 45 percent
  • Halibut, 45 percent
  • Lingcod, 20 percent
  • Rockfish, 17 percent

Fish Boxes and Shipping
At Wadleigh Island Expeditions Alaska, fish boxes accompany guests as luggage and travel under Alaska Airlines weight restrictions. On departure day, our on-site Alaska Airlines agent tags your fish boxes at check-in, right along with your bags.

If you have plans to continue your travels before returning home, our crew can recommend nearby freezer storage facilities or arrange for future delivery.