Austin Fast / KDLG

Mud is the tie that binds all set netters together, but some are better than others at traipsing through the gloop. We found three fishermen who couldn’t stop gushing about it.

Austin Fast / KDLG

The Nushagak District has been harvesting about 1 million fish every day for a week now, so what happens when you inexplicably miss out on that bounty? KDLG’s Austin Fast discovers that one key to fishing is to just keep plugging away.

Supreme court rejects effort to ban setnets

Dec 31, 2015

Voters won't get to weigh in on whether Alaska should ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska, under a state supreme court ruling.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 23 2015

Jun 23, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

The Nushagak District is leading in catches this week, and Area Manager Tim Sands tells us the plan for the days ahead.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Today we visit a tender near Coffee Point, and fly-over setnetters at Clark's Point and Ekuk on a Fish and Game survey.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 21, 2015

Jun 21, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Today we hear the news the westside has been waiting for - setnets are going in the water - and take a trip from Kachemak Bay to Bristol Bay.

DNR Recommends Acquiring Shore Fishery Leases

Jul 21, 2014
Luke Brummer

The Department of Natural Resources is recommending that Bristol Bay setnet fishermen protect the right to fish their sites by getting a shore-fishery lease from the State of Alaska. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.

Celeste Novak

The staking period for shore fishery leases in the State of Alaska is now open through the middle of October. KDLG's Mike Mason explains how the program works.

No Changes to Setnet Signs in Bristol Bay

Apr 5, 2013

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is trying to clear up some confusion about a proposal approved at the December Board of Fisheries meeting. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

The Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory Committee has finalized their comments on the setnet permit stacking proposal for Bristol Bay that will be taken up at next week's Board of Fisheries meeting.