Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

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.

At the Dillingham boat harbor Friday, where most captains and crew are not to be seen while the district gets off to a big early start.
Credit Sarah Grace Durrance

Catch this program nightly at 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 2 a.m. on AM 670, and online at KDLG.org. (With early broadcasts Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.)

Tonight, House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) joins to discuss the deal that will avert a state government shutdown, which might have closed the fishery on July 1. Plus, Area M South Peninsula salmon and herring management biologist Lisa Fox gives an update on the season so far there, we ride along with DPD on what proves not to be a busy Friday night in Dillingham, and Snooks Moore reflects on her 33 years fishing the Bay. The Nushagak River is surging with sockeye, the kings are picking up too, and the Naknek-Kvichak stands idly by waiting on some fish.

Snooke Moore of Homer aboard F/V Razors Edge in Dillingham.
Credit Nick Ciolino / KDLG

Catch this program nightly at 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 2 a.m. on AM 670, and online at KDLG.org. (With early broadcasts Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.)

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

Have feedback, suggestions of something you'd like to hear? Reach Avery Lill / Nick Ciolino / Allison Mollenkamp / or Caitlin Tan (in Naknek)

Credit Sarah Grace Durrance