Austin Fast / KDLG

From captain to cabin boy: Fisherman ends 74-year run in Bristol Bay

It's Charley Wren's 74th summer fishing in Bristol Bay and time, he says, for his demotion from captain to cabin boy. His son Travis Wren is taking over the F/V Wrangler and the family business.

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Dillingham man arrested for climbing KDLG tower

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 10, Nathan Wassillie climbed 60 feet up the KDLG radio tower.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 20, 2018

Tonight we get the scoop from a fisheries geneticist on where Port Moller Test Fishery sockeye are headed, and we travel up the Naknek for a look at the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy.

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Sarah Miller

Tonight we get the scoop from a fisheries geneticist on where Port Moller Test Fishery sockeye are headed, and we travel up the Naknek for a look at the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy.

Iliamna Transportation Company

Fishermen are antsy at Williamsport as floodwaters covering the one-lane road halted portage to Bristol Bay. KDLG's Austin Fast spoke with the company hauling all those boats over the mountain on Wednesday.

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Skiffs lined the beaches at Clark’s Point and Coffee Point and trucks raced the tide at Ekuk to set their nets for Nushagak’s 6 p.m. Tuesday opener.

Austin Fast/KDLG

Tonight on the fish report, Nushagak Section set netters get their first opener, and Copper River posts a price.

Austin Fast / KDLG

It's Charley Wren's 74th summer fishing in Bristol Bay and time, he says, for his demotion from captain to cabin boy. His son Travis Wren is taking over the F/V Wrangler and the family business.

Austin Fast / KDLG

Fishermen faced blustery bouts of rain Tuesday at Dillingham’s small boat harbor, but that’s not dampening their enthusiasm for Wednesday's commercial drift net opener in the Nushagak and Igushik sections.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 10, Nathan Wassillie climbed 60 feet up the KDLG radio tower. 

Avery Lill/ KDLG

It's the first Bristol Bay Fisheries Report of the season!

Togiak restricts hours to conserve kings

Jun 18, 2018
Hannah Colton / KDLG

Togiak has the smallest and latest salmon run of Bristol Bay's five districts, but it’s already been open for commercial fishing per its regular weekly schedule since June 1.

David Lienemann/Office of Governor Bill Walker

Governor Walker signed the state budget on Wednesday. KDLG’s Izzy Ross talked with the governor about how Senate Bill 26 will impact Permanent Fund Dividends, and about efforts to bolster state trooper retention.

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