Get an Alaska Fishing License

After you purchase your Alaska fishing license, you can fish during a king salmon run on the Kenai River or reel in a huge halibut off the shores near Homer. Find links to Alaska fishing regulations in this section and learn how you can help with local fishing conservation efforts. The easiest way to buy your Alaska fishing license is to purchase the license online. You can also buy a license from a local fishing license vendor such as a sporting goods store, grocery store or tackle shop.

Get an Alaska Fishing License

ALASKA FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Once you have your Alaska fishing license, you will need to read the state fishing rules and regulations. Fishing rules and regulations help ensure that we have healthy fish populations for future generations.

IT’S NOT A FEE, IT’S A CONTRIBUTION
You can help protect our nation’s fisheries by practicing proper fishing etiquette and best practices. Learn how to handle spawning fish, keep only the fish within state regulations that you plan to eat, and don’t fish on private property unless you have permission.

ALASKA FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION

  • You must purchase a sport fishing license to fish anywhere in Alaska. If you are planning to fish for king salmon, you will need to purchase a king salmon stamp.
  • A sport fishing license is required for any person 16 years of age and older.
  • You can easily purchase your Alaska fishing license online, or through one the roughly 1,000 businesses in the state.