Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 9, 2016

Jul 9, 2016

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?

Nushagak set-netters mostly reporting slow catches.

Was Saturday the first day with a 2 million fish harvest? We'll update you tomorrow. Today what we know is that the total run to Bristol Bay through Friday: 19 million salmon. Friday’s catch was 1.8 million – season total 13.6 million. Naknek-Kvichak posted almost half of that, about 800,000! Escapement for rivers counting – 752,000 on Friday – season total nearly 5 million.

This afternoon we delve into slow coffee point catches, and the rest of the Nushagak District news. Plus, lots of numbers, and some other fish news.

Letters from home to your friends and family in the Bay this summer? Email us fish@kdlg.org, or call 907-842-5281. 

Have feedback, suggestions of something you'd like to hear, or a good hot tip? Email dave@kdlg.org or molly@kdlg.org or call us on the news line: 907-842-2200.