Togiak has Bristol Bay’s smallest and latest salmon run, but it's following the Nushagak's lead and broke through 1980’s total run record of 1.2 million sockeye on Monday. Follow this set net crew out on the water in Togiak Bay.
According to Dillingham Police, Ivan Gust, 29, was texting and calling a victim in a 2016 stalking case, which violated the terms of his probation. Police say he later confessed to sexual assault of a minor.
After a very slow beginning to their season, fishermen in Ugashik Bay saw millions of sockeye salmon return in a little over a week in mid-July. The short intense peak of the season turned out to be beneficial for some of the fishermen who stuck it out all the weeks without fish.
Boatyards around Bristol Bay are filling up again as vessels haul out for winter. As KDLG's Austin Fast met folks getting ready to hit the water in June, he noticed the word "family" kept popping up for those boatyard friendships out-of-staters form in Alaska.
The United Tribes of Bristol Bay commissioned a poll to identify where Bristol Bay residents stand on Pebble Mine. A majority of respondents said they oppose the mine and worry the project will endanger the region’s sockeye run.
When they flew an aerial survey today, ADF&G did not observe oil sheen coming from the wreckage of the tender that sank near Clark's Point Wednesday. Commercial fishing in the district could open as early as 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Vibrant remnants of this weekend’s color run are still scattered up and down Lake Road in Dillingham. KDLG’s Austin Fast joined the crowd and has this report on the larger health message behind this fun event.