(Released: September 29, 2017 - Expired: December 31, 2017)

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, Sitka Area Management Biologist
(907) 747-5379

Sport Fishing Reopened In Bear Cove

Beginning Saturday, September 30, 2017 the saltwater area of Bear Cove near Medvejie Hatchery is open to sport fishing. Bear Cove was closed on September 20 for the protection of coho salmon broodstock at Medvejie Hatchery. Since this closure, enough coho salmon broodstock have 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: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportFishingInfo.R1