State Opening Up Hidden Falls Chinook Fishery

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Sport Fishing For King Salmon (Chinook Salmon) Opens Near Hidden Falls 

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, through Monday, June 14, 2021, the king salmon (chinook salmon) regulations in the vicinity of Hidden Falls Hatchery are as follows:

  • In the waters (crosshatched area – see map) of Chatham Strait within approximately 1.0 nmi of the Baranof Island shoreline south of the latitude of South Point at 57°16.28? N lat, north of 57°06.76? N lat, and west of a line from a point offshore at 57°16.28? N lat, 134°49.94? W long to a point offshore at 57°06.76? N lat, 134°45.37? W long 
    • The bag and possession limit for all anglers is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
    • The nonresident annual harvest limit is four king salmon 28 inches or greater in length;
  • In the remaining waters of Kasnyku Bay identified by the black shaded area (see map); 
    • Closed to the retention of salmon.

King salmon returning to Hidden Falls Hatchery is expected to meet broodstock goals in 2021 allowing for some harvest opportunity for these king salmon of hatchery origin. For further information, contact the Sitka ADF&G office at 907-747-5355 or visit the Emergency Orders page.

Sport Fishing For King Salmon Opens Near Hidden Falls