(Released: July 10, 2018 - Expired: December 31, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Tyler Polum, Area Management Biologist
(907) 486-1880

Pasagshak Drainage Closed to Sport Fishing for Sockeye Salmon

(Kodiak) – In an effort to achieve sockeye salmon escapement goals, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is implementing the following sport fishing regulation closure for the Pasagshak River drainage effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018. The Pasagshak River drainage, including Lake Rose Tead, and its tributaries are closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon. Sockeye salmon may not be retained or possessed from these areas.

“ADF&G does not expect to meet escapement goal stocks on the Pasagshak River,” stated Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum. “ As of July 9, 2018, only 221 sockeye salmon have passed through the weir; therefore, it is warranted to close the sockeye salmon sport fishery in an attempt to meet escapement objectives.”

For additional information, please contact Area Management Biologist Tyler Polum at (907) 486-1880.