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Sarah Grace Durrance

Catch tops a million, big surge pushes Nushagak to midpoint escapement goal, and the kings are finally showing. Egegik is fishing steady, Naknek-Kvichak is on the hook (waiting on the 'wall'?), and the Alaska Legislature averts a shutdown that would have ended all the fun in a week.

Sarah Grace Durrance

Set netter Eddie Clark weighs in from Egegik, ADF&G's Tim Sands on managing while the Nushagak reds surge but the kings lag, and lake monsters spotted in Iliamna Lake this week. Bristol Bay has put about probably half a million sockeye on the books ... just 27 million more to go.

Caitlin Tan / KDLG

FRI's Curry Cunningham reads the early tea leaves of the run, Chris Carr weighs in on the missing Nushagak kings from Portage Creek, plus we see what some westside set and drifters had to say this morning ahead of an opener. We're past 300,000 sockeye caught in the Bay (about 27 million to go). Mabye Arctic Cotton Grass is the key to these big runs?

After weeks of hostility, Williams says a respectful letter from BBNC board chair Joe Chythlook convinced her to step down. Williams had hired an attorney to protect her seat on BBNC board after she agreed to join new Pebble committee as an opponent to the mine.

Nick Ciolino / KDLG

This is a brief update for Wednesday, June 21. Catch the latest news and numbers from the fishery each night at 6, 10, and 2 a.m. on the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report.

Sarah Grace Durrance

This conversation aired on Tuesday's Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. Listen to the full show here, and catch the program nightly at 6 p.m., 10 p.m., 2 a.m., and early on the weekends. Feedback, ideas?: fish@kdlg.org.

KDLG

Happy Solstice: Copper River Seafoods posts a $1.35/lb for best quality fish, ADF&G Commissioner Sam Cotten on possible government shutdown (and on Chris Oliver promotion to head NMFS), and ADF&G's Travis Ellison on the Naknek Kvichak District outlook.

Sarah Grace Durrance

We're back in the saddle, tonight with Tim Sands on his short notice, and Paul Salomone on the outlook in Ugashik and Egegik, where the fishing's already rolling ... our nightly coverage of Bristol Bay 2017 begins.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

With what looks like a "sustained push" of reds up the Nushagak and Wood Rivers, coupled with stronger winds in the forecast, ADF&G's Tim Sands to tell the fleet get ready and "don't go dry."

Sarah Grace Durrance

An hour long show as we transition from this show to the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report. This week with Robin Samuelsen, Dr. Scott Raborn, Robert "Herk" McDermott, and Buck Gibbons talk fish, plus Unicorn Gardens and U Pop Em fireworks, and the challenges and benefits of installing RSW on a drift boat.

Sarah Grace Durrance

Starting next week, look for this data in our nightly Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, which will air nightly at 6 & 10 p.m., and 2 a.m., with early shows at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

KDLG

PMTF pulls a few sockeye out of its tesh meshes, noting the cooler water temps this year over last. Egegik and Igushik may see some commercial fishing this week as managers seek some data.

Admitted gambling and drug addict Floyd Jay Mann, 55, “wishes to accept responsibility” for bilking some $3 million out of more than a dozen victims, according to attorney.

Sarah Grace Durrance

Tim Sands will open the Igushik to set netting Monday, FRI is continuing their seven decades of research, Igiugig is saving their Yup'ik language, Fish Expo is underway, and voices from the boatyards.

KDLG

William E. Sanchez, 56, taken into custody for DUI Saturday. The F/V Blossom D was towed into harbor by Good Samaritan vessels who say a highly intoxicated Sanchez "bumped" into them at Queen's Slough.

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