Bristol Bay Fisheries Report

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 4, 2020

Jul 4, 2020
Izzy Ross/KDLG

A big bump of fish hit the Naknek-Kvichak and Egegik yesterday -- those fleets caught most of the bay's daily harvest of nearly 1.2 million. Total harvest around the bay is now approaching 5 million, and the total run is at around 6.8 million.

 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 2, 2020

Jul 2, 2020
Brian Venua/KDLG

Fish are picking up around the bay. The run leapt past the 4 million fish mark and is approaching 5 million, and the runs in the Naknek-Kvichak and Egegik both passed 1 million yesterday. Egegik had the largest daily harvest. In the Nushagak, the total run passed 2 million.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 29, 2020

Jun 29, 2020
KDLG/Sage Smiley

The total run in the bay has passed 2 million. The run in the Naknek-Kvichak is late -- that’s in line with the past five years. And there are fewer boats around the bay than the past several years. But the harvest on the east side is bigger than it has been. A boat also caught fire Saturday in the Nushagak District.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
courtesy Michelle Ravenmoon

The run hit the pre-season point forecast Thursday, harvest is well beyond what was expected, and….we’re ready for a break. For our fortieth and final show, we take a look back. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016
Courtesy of Katie Ringsmuth

The Bristol Bay total run through Tuesday -- 44.4 million. Will Wednesday be the day we hit Fish and Game’s forecast? While we wait to find out, we fast-forward to the plan for pinks and silvers, and take a trip back in time to the APA cannery in South Naknek.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
Cate Gomez/KDLG

Ugashik, you broke the "since we started counting" catch record. Baywide, the total run is climbing toward the pre-season forecast. And another major processor joins the 75-cent club.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 17, 2016

Jul 17, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

Ugashik put away another 400,000 sockeye Saturday, while Naknek-Kvichak and Nushagak catches tapered off a little. Now the number everyone is wondering about? What're they going to be worth. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 10, 2016

Jul 10, 2016
KDLG News

Did Port Moller just peak, and what does that mean for the 2016 run? We try to figure that out, and we step back to think about how much Alaskans love salmon.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 9, 2016

Jul 9, 2016

Fish are hitting Naknek-Kvichak. Setnetters are wide-open in the Nushagak. Will today be the first two million fish catch day of the season?

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

Egegik had its best day yet on Thursday, and Naknek-Kvichak Manager Travis Elison weighs in on what might be headed up from Port Moller.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 7, 2016

Jul 7, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

Port Moller keeps on catching, and so does the fleet. Area Manager Paul Salomone talks about the hazards in Ugashik, and Gail Smith joins from Juneau about electronic fish tickets.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 6, 2016

Jul 6, 2016
KDLG

Today's the big day: one of you caught the two billionth fish....now on to three!

Researchers watching sockeye sizes

Jul 6, 2016
KDLG News

Will 2016 be another year of small fish, or was 2015 just an anomaly? Early fish may be looking a little small, but it's too early to say for certain. (Are you getting tired of the too-early refrain yet?)

Novel explores coming of age in Alaska fisheries

Jul 6, 2016

A novel released this spring offers a glimpse into familiar Alaska themes: moving to Alaska, a first season as a greenhorn, and falling in love with a harsh land.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 3 2016

Jul 6, 2016
Courtesy of Melanie Brown

Bristol Bay had its first million fish day on Saturday, but we’re still waiting for the two billionth salmon. Plus we chat about writing and fishing with Sitka author Brendan Jones, and get an update on the summer's smaller-than-average fish.

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