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Klag Bay Sockeye Stock Assessment

Photo Credit: Jessica Gill, 2009


Klag Bay, located 45 miles north of Sitka, is an important area for the subsistence and sport fisheries. The Sitka Tribe, in conjunction with the US Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, operates a salmon weir to monitor sockeye salmon returning to Klag Lake. The crew housed at the weir also conducts creel surveys to estimate the harvest by subsistence and sport fishers.

The 2016 fish counts were: 5,234 sockeye, 1,635 coho, 1,497 pink salmon

In addition, we had 2,346 sockeye harvested by 41 parties! Thanks to everyone who reported their numbers to the weir crew!

If you have any questions regarding the Klag Bay weir contact Kyle Rosendale, Fisheries Biologist, at 907-747-7241 or