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Police arrest two teenage fishermen from Eagle River for allegedly taking pickup truck to drive "brodies" out in the Waskey Road gravel pit.

Nick Ciolino / KDLG

Bristol Bay processors buckle under back to back huge harvests, just as the Naknek-Kvichak finally gets going. Another 2.6 million on the books July 4, pushing the season total harvest to 12.2 million. Still more than half way to go, if the preseason forecast holds. Genetics from PMTF July 2-3 catches show a bump to Naknek-Kvichak, and after a huge days of catches there Tuesday, the nets were a little sparse today. The beginning of the end?

KDLG

Dillingham Police and Alaska State Troopers fielding more calls than usual, with almost all criminal activity related to alcohol.

Sarah Grace Durrance

Happy 4th of July: Bristol Bay's run explodes like the 'bombs bursting in air' over Fort McHenry in 1812. Monday's catch was a staggering 3.1 million sockeye as the total run pushes to 14 million. Several processors are plugged up, including the Bay's new titan Silver Bay Seafoods. The Nushagak sets a new single day record for the second time this season ... how long will it go?

Nick Ciolino / KDLG

Egegik posts a huge harvest Sunday, and the Nushagak explodes again, sinking nets and sinking at least one vessel (all crew were accounted for). Naknek-Kvichak goes into the water today, and Ugashik tomorrow. At least two processors are struggling to keep up as the total run gets to 10 million.

Nick Ciolino / KDLG

Yikes it's a little slow out there! A total Saturday catch of 50,000 sockeye, and less than 100,000 counted as escapement, and the total run inches past 8 million. West side set netters head into the Wood, Area M's North Pen fleet sits a few out, and fishermen everywhere wait for a big wall of fish.

UW Fisheries Research Institute, Dr. Curry Cunningham

A wimpy 62,700 sockeye landed Friday, and just 202,000 counted as escapement ... Bristol Bay is in the doldrums this weekend ... how soon till it picks up? Paul Salomone is on the show to discuss that and his coming plans, plus Naknek drifter Gabe Dunham on hoping for something other than a "compressed" run, and we climb aboard the Olivia M as it buys fish Wednesday night in Egegik.

Nick Ciolino / KDLG

A lull in the action as catch and escapement dampens down a bit. When will Ugashik see some fish show up, or are they finding nets in Outer Port Heiden? Tim Sands joins to discuss possibly opening an optional Wood River fishery for west side set netters who are behind on the allocation. Plus, Naknek Kvichak drifters weigh in on the waiting game, and a tour of the newest Bristol Bay floating processor coming to life this summer in Sitka.

Caitlin Tan / KDLG

The run goes past seven million, thanks mainly to the west side which continues to cook. Genetics show more Nush fish coming, plus Egegik and an uptick for Ugashik and the Naknek-Kvichak. Port Moller posts some big catches but fishes long to get them, and Nushagak kings show a nice bump. ADF&G's Jason Dye joins, as does Combine set netter Greg Marxmiller and the tender vessel Icy Bay.

Cate Gomez / KDLG

Another half a million catch day in the Nush helps push Bristol Bay total run to 6.8 million sockeye. Egegik and Ugashik falling a bit behind the normal curve, and a vanguard of Naknek-Kvichak's 16 million are starting to show. With Paul Salomone and Travis Ellison, plus Pete Caruso, Robin Samuelsen, Chris Itulmuria, and Patrick O'Neill on tonight's program.

Caitlin Tan / KDLG

Nushagak fleet lands a million sockeye Monday, maybe the largest single day catch in the district's history? Naknek-Kvichak gets an unexpected opener, and it's a little slow elsewhere. Plus FRI's Dr. Curry Cunningham helps break down what the run looks like so far.

KDLG

Bristol Bay’s westside district posts a million sockeye catch Monday, and both the Wood and Nushagak Rivers have met their escapement goals. The red run is off the charts, but the kings are lagging big time.

Caitlin Tan / KDLG

Reports of yuuuge catches in the Nusaghak, where the total run is past 3 million. Some past 100k pounds already? The Naknek-Kvichak hasn't recorded 60,000 total fish yet, but there are some signs of life. Travis Ellison joins, plus reaction from the westside, and a rundown of the day's numbers.

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.

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