Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018

Sloppy weather is making for rough fishing. Still, the Nushagak District hauled in 740,000 sockeye yesterday, and catches ticked up in the Egegik District as well.

Zach Anderson, 32, shows off a couple of king salmon heads. One is the head off David Baldwin's derby winning salmon. The heads from the derby catches will be donated to Bristol Bay elders.
Credit Austin Fast/KDLG

The Nushagak District logged it's largest catch of the season on Monday -- 742,000 sockeye. On tonight's show On tonight’s show, Tim Sands talks about how he’s managing the Nushagak District during this soupy weather. Over on the east side, Paul Salomone gives us his perspective on Egegik and Ugashik catch and escapement. Also on the show, KDLG’s Austin Fast takes us up the Nushagak River where a Las Vegas man caught a 32-pounder to win the Bristol Bay Native Corporation's new king salmon derby.

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 avery@kdlg.org, or call 907-842-5281. 

Have feedback, suggestions of something you'd like to hear? Pictures to share? Reach Avery Lill / Izzy Ross / Austin Fast / or Mitch Borden (in Naknek)