Bristol Bay Fisheries Report

Nightly at 6:30 p.m., replayed at 10pm and 2am, with an early broadcast at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, produced by the KDLG news crew, is dedicated to the one-of-a-kind commercial fishery in Bristol Bay. Starting in mid-June, the show airs nightly at 6:30 p.m. (with an early broadcast at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), with replays at 10 p.m. and again at 2 a.m. Join us here for the latest news, numbers, and information from the fishery, plus nightly analysis, stories, and conversations.

Do you have news tips or ideas, or would you like to share you comments with the show? Reach KDLG news director Dave Bendinger at dave@kdlg.org or 907.842.5281.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
courtesy Michelle Ravenmoon

The run hit the pre-season point forecast Thursday, harvest is well beyond what was expected, and….we’re ready for a break. For our fortieth and final show, we take a look back. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

Bristol Bay, you’ve harvested 34 million fish this summer, and the catch keeps going. No limits, sunny days, but a few still ask: is it worth it?

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016
Courtesy of Katie Ringsmuth

The Bristol Bay total run through Tuesday -- 44.4 million. Will Wednesday be the day we hit Fish and Game’s forecast? While we wait to find out, we fast-forward to the plan for pinks and silvers, and take a trip back in time to the APA cannery in South Naknek.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
Cate Gomez/KDLG

Ugashik, you broke the "since we started counting" catch record. Baywide, the total run is climbing toward the pre-season forecast. And another major processor joins the 75-cent club.

KDLG

One company posts a price of .75/lb, plus a .15 cent chilling bonus. Tonight, reaction on that price, and analysis of the run so far and what's to come. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 17, 2016

Jul 17, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

Ugashik put away another 400,000 sockeye Saturday, while Naknek-Kvichak and Nushagak catches tapered off a little. Now the number everyone is wondering about? What're they going to be worth. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 16, 2016

Jul 16, 2016
Courtesy of Sammy Steen

July 15: Going down in the books as Bristol Bay's biggest day of 2016 --- so far? Today we try to get a grasp on what's coming in the run and in the processing world.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
Robyn Chaney

Ugashik put away 400,000 fish yesterday, and one tender says it was the best day yet in that district. Naknek-Kvichak still going. Plus, a genetics guy talks about where the fish are headed after they swim past Port Moller.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016
Hannah Colton | KDLG

Another two million on the books yesterday, and Area Management Biologist Travis Elison speculates on how long catches’ll stay at that level. And, we check in with the fleet on who’s staying and going and why.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 13, 2016

Jul 13, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG News

Tuesday was another 2 million fish day, lots of fishing opportunity through Bristol Bay, and even more sunshine – but where are those Kvichak fish? All that and more on tonight's fish report.

KDLG

PMTF fishes its last (and we've got the numbers), Paul Salomone on Egegik/Ugashik, and Icicle's Warner Lew analyzes the run and predicts the peak. 

Travis Ellison with an update on Naknek-Kvichak, Robin Samuelsen on problematic court appearances (and the season so far), and a greenhorn visits again sooner than we thought she might. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 10, 2016

Jul 10, 2016
KDLG News

Did Port Moller just peak, and what does that mean for the 2016 run? We try to figure that out, and we step back to think about how much Alaskans love salmon.

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?

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

Egegik had its best day yet on Thursday, and Naknek-Kvichak Manager Travis Elison weighs in on what might be headed up from Port Moller.

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