I have a short window to take my new boat out to chase a black bear. I am debating between Whittier and Skilak Lake. Last year, we were able to get one black bear out of Whittier, but I have heard good things about Skilak. I am trying to fully understand the regs around the lake, but I think I will be heading straight across from the boat ramp. Does anyone have any tips on the area? I have heard the lake can get pretty rough at times, and I plan on spending a night or two on anchor. I figure finding a cove and shallow water wouldn't be too hard, but would appreciate any comments on stories about doing the same trip.