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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 2, 2016

Hannah Colton/KDLG News

Today, Scott Raborn reminds that the only thing we know for sure is that the run is never quite what we expect, we check on the age of fish returning so far this summer, plus a salmon ecology lesson at Lake Clark.

The Bristol Bay total sockeye run hit 5.8 million on Friday. Naknek-Kvichak posted a strong first day back at it - 236,000 sockeye caught there Friday, along with 250,000 in Egegik, 238,000 in Nushagak, 145,000 in Ugashik and 7,700 in Togiak, for a total of 876,700 caught baywide today. Will tomorrow be the day for a million fish harvest?  

Today, Scott Raborn digs into the Port Moller numbers, Fish and Game's Greg Buck talks about the age fish are returning at, and we travel to Lake Clark for a salmon ecology lesson.

Catch KDLG's Bristol Bay Fisheries Report at 6:30, 10, and 2 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m. on the weekends.

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