Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: June 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017

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.

Naknek Kvichak set netters got an opener at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and drifters stretched out a half hour later. "Slow in the Nak!" Odie II skipper Lange Solberg texted in tonight.
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The Nushagak fleet posts a million sockeye day Monday, and escapement is doing just fine (except for the kings) on the west side. The Bay-wide catch (through June 26) is now 4 million sockeye, and the total run over 6 million. That's a pretty quick start, UW FRI's Dr. Curry Cunningham says on tonight's show. We have his analysis, an update from ADF&G's Tim Sands on giving the drift fleet some down time, and a brief glimpse into the first hour of the unexpected opener this afternoon in Naknek.

Subsistence fishing in Naknek picked up big time overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning.
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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.)

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

Spirit Angasan was fishing a Naknek set net sight Tuesday afternoon. Fishing was a little slow, she said, but they were happy to get some open time.
Credit Caitlin Tan / KDLG