Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 19, 2015

Jul 19, 2015

Saturday's catch was 1.3 million sockeye. Is the effort slowing before the run? The BBFR coming to your Fishtival in Naknek tonight!

People dance to the Mushroom Cowboys at the Red Dog during Fishtival in Naknek early on July 18, 2015.
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John Fairbanks stands on his boat the F/V Sumo on July 19, 2015 after getting hauled out for good.
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The Fisheries Report comes to you from Naknek tonight, where the KDLG crew found good music, good fun, and high spirits as more and more skippers trickle into the boat yards.  The catch from Saturday in Bristol Bay was 1.28 million sockeye, and 709,000 reds were counted as escapement. That brings the total catch this season to 31.6 million, and the total run is now 45 million sockeye. Will the effort drop off before the run slows?

Trident employees in Naknek load cargo for shipment back to Seattle as fishermen get ready to leave Bristol Bay at the end of the fishing season on July 19, 2015.
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