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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 16, 2019

19 hours ago
Alex Hager

Welcome to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. The total run in the bay has now surpassed the projected totals from both the ADF&G and UW forecasts. Plus, the Naknek-Kvichak and Egegik are still going strong.

 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

Welcome to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. Egegik’s cumulative harvest is only 2 million behind the Nushagak. The Naknek-Kvichak hit a harvest of 9 million, and there are some early indications for prices this year.

 

 

Courtesy of Nicole Baker

The Curyung Tribe has been recycling nets in Dillingham for years. This season, the program is getting a boost. 

 

Tyler Thompson

The Dillingham Harbor was the sight of destruction last Friday morning. The men's restroom, harbor park and a camping sight belonging to two campers were ravaged. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 14, 2019

Jul 14, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

Welcome to this weekend numbers edition of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. Egegik surpassesd its preseason forecast, and the Naknek-Kvichak is still seeing upticks in registration.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 13, 2019

Jul 13, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

Welcome to this weekend numbers edition of the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. Registration is still picking up in the Naknek-Kvichak and Egegik’s harvest is up past ten million.

Sage Smiley/KDLG

The Nushagak has surpassed 2017's cumulative harvest. That means that 2019 has now hauled in the second largest harvest in the history of the district. The Kvichak is seeing one of its latest runs on record, but drifters there could finally be seeing an opener in that section tomorrow. And the wait is over for fishermen who want to transfer to Egegik, which reached its midrange escapement

Sage Smiley/KDLG

The Naknek-Kvichak brought in 690,000, and Egegik harvested 615,000.  Nushagak District hauled in more than half a million fish. Ugashik has yet to reach the lower end of its escapement goal. 

 

Sage Smiley/KDLG

We're halfway through the KDLG pledge drive, and we need your support to keep giving you news like this: Across the bay, the cumulative catch has now passed the preseason forecast of 26.1 million. 

 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 9, 2019

Jul 9, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

The Nushagak River had the lowest king escapement of the season yesterday, but it saw a jump in sockeye passing the sonar. Egegik’s streak continues, with the fleet hauling in more than 800,000 fish for the fourth day in a row. 

Stephannie Blatchford

Wanda Kie-Miller made eye contact with a bear breaking in to her house around 3:00 a.m. Residents around Naknek have had similar experiences in this unusual spike of activity. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 8, 2019

Jul 8, 2019
Alex Hager / KDLG

The bay had a harvest over 2 million for the third day in a row. Nushagak had the biggest haul yesterday, and Egegik’s streak of big catches continues with another haul of over 800,000 fish.

 

 

Sage Smiley / KDLG

For years, Katmai National Park has had a problem with "bear jams." On June 30, the park opened a new, permanent, elevated bridge aimed at fixing the problem for good. 

 

Tyler Thompson/KDLG

It's hot and smoky in Bristol Bay. For the second day in a row, the harvest across the five districts was more than 2 million, and Egegik caught the most. Naknek-Kvichak saw its biggest catch of the season yesterday, and the Nushagak has surpassed the harvest forecast by 1.3 million fish. 

Alex Hager/KDLG

The bay-wide harvest was 2 million yesterday. Egegik caught its biggest haul yet. The Nushagak District’s total run has surpassed its forecasted 10 million. And the Wood River Special Harvest Area opens to commercial set netters today. 

 

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