(Released: July 12, 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: Troy Tydingco, Area Management Biologist
(907) 747-5379

Sport Fishing Opened In Bear Cove

Beginning Saturday, July 14, 2018 the saltwater area of Bear Cove near Medvejie Hatchery is open to sport fishing. Bear Cove was closed to fishing on June 20 for the protection of king salmon broodstock at Medvejie Hatchery. Since this closure, enough broodstock has been secured to allow for fishing opportunity again. Anglers are reminded that snagging in Bear Cove is not allowed east of a line between ADF&G markers.

For further information, contact the Sitka ADF&G office or visit: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportFishingInfo.R1