Chinook salmon

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The state has forecasted a jump in commercial salmon harvests across most species this summer. Once again, Bristol Bay is projected to see a huge influx of sockeye. But there are still concerns about king salmon runs.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 29, 2015

Jun 29, 2015
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Tonight FRI provides some analysis of when sockeye catches might increase and Fish and Game's Bert Lewis talks about chinook size.

ADFG says Nushagak chinook are shrinking

Jun 29, 2015
Courtesty ADFG

Chinook salmon returning to ten Alaska rivers - including the Nushagak - are smaller and younger than they were just three decades ago, according to a recent study done by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

First Fish

Jun 12, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

What does the first king of the season mean? To this group of old friends and fishermen, it's storytelling, cracking wise and musing about the cycle of fishing and life.

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When you catch a salmon in the bay, how do you know where it hatched? New research tells where Nushagak Chinook salmon were born and raised.

The largest king salmon run in Bristol Bay has reached the lower end of the escapement goal but the managers with Fish and Game are hoping for more. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.