Sport Fishing Guiding in Alaska a Crime? Without the Right Permit It Is

Man charged for guiding on Kenai River in Alaska without proper licensing.

The charges stem from an investigation on July 27, when Park Ranger Tom Anthony received a report from an off-duty park ranger that Hollandworth was operating illegally in the Honeymoon Cove area of the river and allowing clients to continue to fish for king salmon after retaining fish, which is against regulations, according to Anthony’s affidavit.

If you are operating a business illegally - no matter where you are in the US - you will get caught and pay the price. Stay in compliance with the law. Business requirements for Alaska and other states can be found here.