Igushik River

Courtesy of Birch Block

2019 was the hottest year on record for Bristol Bay. In rivers such as the Igushik, that heat resulted in tens of thousands of dead fish. 

First Igushik opening scheduled for Monday

Jun 10, 2016

Igushik Section set-netters will get the first west side opener of the commercial fishing season on Monday. 

Bristol Bay elder Lena Andree passes at 95

Jan 28, 2016

Born near Igushik during the sailing days of the salmon fishery, Andree is remembered as a bilingual interpreter, teacher of subsistence skills and great storyteller of the old times in Bristol Bay.

Nushagak forecast includes 7 million Wood River reds

Nov 3, 2015

About a quarter of next summer's Bristol Bay sockeye run is expected to return to the Nushagak District, but a high proportion of Wood River fish could make management tricky.

Russel Nelson

The large fishing tender that sank in late June in the mouth of a major sockeye producing river in Bristol Bay is still leaking fuel as responders attempt to get the last of the fuel off the vessel. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Russel Nelson

The effort to remove the fuel from the sunken fishing tender Lone Star was scheduled to begin Wednesday afternoon. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Mike Mason

The sunken fishing tender in the Igushik River is apparently still leaking fuel and the commercial fishing closures in the area will stay in place for the time-being. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Igushik Fisherman Back To Work

Jul 3, 2013
Russel Nelson


Fishing reopened Monday, after a fuel sheen from the sunken tender Lonestar had closed the fishing and threatened the season.