Division of Sport Fish
Israel Payton, Director

Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner

P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Advisory Announcement
(Released: June 07, 2023)

CONTACT: Troy Tydingco
Sitka Area Management Biologist
(907) 747-5355

Sport Fishing Closed in Bear Cove

(Sitka) - Beginning Saturday, June 10, at 12:01 a.m. through Monday, July 31, 2023; Bear Cove near Medvejie Hatchery is closed to sport fishing. The closure includes all waters of Bear Cove east of a line from a point on the Baranof Island shoreline at 57° 00.63' N. lat., 135° 09.80' W. long. to a point on the Baranof Island shoreline at 57° 01.07' N. lat., 135° 09.93' W. long. (see below map).

King salmon returning to Medvejie Hatchery are not expected to meet the broodstock goal of 4,600 fish in 2023. This closure is necessary to provide sufficient numbers of king salmon to meet broodstock needs.

Anyone needing further information concerning this announcement please contact the Division of Sport Fish in Sitka at (907) 747-5355.

Sport Fishing Closed in Bear Cove