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Tuesday was another 2 million fish day, lots of fishing opportunity through Bristol Bay, and even more sunshine – but where are those Kvichak fish? All that and more on tonight's fish report.

Senate Committee Hears Latest PFD Restructuring Bill

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Senate bill 5001 had its first look by the Senate State Affairs committee Wednesday afternoon. The bill is the newest version of Governor Walker’s attempt to restructure the Permanent Fund.


Warner Lew joined preseason to discuss predictions on the 2016 timing, and sat down again July 12 to offer an update.

$600,000 is on the table to help start new pre-kindergarten programs across the state -- unless the legislature decides otherwise.

Justin Braswell, 22, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound late Tuesday.


PMTF fishes its last (and we've got the numbers), Paul Salomone on Egegik/Ugashik, and Icicle's Warner Lew analyzes the run and predicts the peak. 

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The marathon hiker who chronicled the lives of regional legends Dick Proenneke and John W. Clark will soon retire, moving on to new adventures of his own. 

Travis Ellison with an update on Naknek-Kvichak, Robin Samuelsen on problematic court appearances (and the season so far), and a greenhorn visits again sooner than we thought she might. 

Early Numbers Show Strong Brown Bear Hunt

Jul 11, 2016

Final numbers haven’t been tallied yet, but the spring bear hunt in the Bristol Bay region looks to have been a solid one.

“(We) had a lot of very satisfied, happy hunters," said King Salmon-based Fish and Game biologist Chris Peterson.

Some 200 brown bears were harvested during the spring hunt. She says that helped to balance out a fall hunt that was a bit slower. Most of the harvest took place in Unit 9E on the Alaska Peninsula. Peterson says a healthy harvest this spring follows reports from recent seasons that the population might be dipping down a bit.

Hannah Colton / KDLG

There’s no doubt commercial fishing is hard work. But what was it like a century ago?

In an "oversight," Alaska's Future says they added DCSD to their members list after an unnamed person turned in a sign-up slip at an advocacy event.

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At culture camp on Lake Clark, kids explored an archeological site where their ancestors may have lived more than 130 years ago. 


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.

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?

Neil Barten

Summer isn’t just about salmon for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.