Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 13, 2014

Jul 13, 2014
ADF&G

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for Sunday July 13 includes an update from the Togiak District and the latest total run projection from the organization that runs the Port Moller Test Fishery.  They are predicting the run will top 40-million sockeye.  We will also says goodby to long-time Naknek-Kvichak Area Management Biologist Slim Morstad.

Escapement to the Togiak River is Behind Schedule

Jul 13, 2014

The sockeye run to Bristol Bay keeps chugging right along as the escapement goals have been achieved for the Igushik, Nushagak, Wood, Kvichak, Naknek and Egegik Rivers. It looks like the Ugashik River will eventually get to the lower end of the goal but the fate of the Togiak River is still in doubt. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 12, 2014

Jul 12, 2014
Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 12 includes a story about long-time Naknek-Kvichak Area Management Biologist Slim Morstad and an update on how things are looking in the Togiak District.  The report also includes the latest in-season run forecast from the Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute.  They are predicting the run will top 40-million fish.

The total sockeye run to Bristol Bay is 32-million fish strong and counting. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Elijah Lawson

This year’s sockeye run to Bristol Bay has exceeded the preseason forecast and 2 of the organizations that follow the run are projecting that there are several million fish still to come.

Mike Mason

The ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery is set to wrap up Wednesday after a month of trying to gauge size of the sockeye run the Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Mike Mason

Commercial fishermen continue to harvest huge amounts of sockeye as the total run to Bristol Bay has exceeded 30-million. Monday’s sockeye harvest was just over 1-million sockeye. That pushes the season total to over 21.1-million.

All 3 of the sockeye producing rivers in the Nushagak District area have met or exceeded the established escapement goals.  The Wood River has been over-escaping sockeye salmon since June 29th.

Over 20-Million Sockeye Harvested in Bristol Bay

Jul 7, 2014

The sockeye harvest in Bristol Bay has topped 20-million as the run has exceeded the pre-season forecast. Sunday’s harvest was 954-thousand sockeye to push the season total to just over 20-million. The District that’s still way out front is the Naknek-Kvichak District. Another 460-thousand sockeye were caught in the District on Sunday to push the season total to over 9.8-million. Next up is the Nushagak District where fishermen hauled in over 241-thousand sockeye on Sunday to push the season total to just over 5-million. Commercial fishermen in the Egegik District hauled in 253-thousand sockeye on Sunday to push the total to over 4.7-million. The total harvest in the Ugashik District is nearly 405-thousand and the total in the Togiak District is nearly 70-thousand.

The Bristol Bay River Academy is a week long course intended to give an opportunity to young locals to learn how to be a fishing guide.  For the past six years, the academy has been training around 12 students each summer to become guides. 

The Bristol Bay River Academy teaches young people, usually ages 15-24, to cast, catch and release fish as well as how to teach others.

Trout Unlimited Deputy Alaska Program Director Nelli Williams says guides are particularly important in the Bristol Bay area.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 6, 2014

Jul 6, 2014
Elijah Lawson

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 6th includes details on the big harvest day Saturday in Bristol Bay as well as data from the ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery that indicates continued strength to the sockeye run to Bristol Bay.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 5, 2014

Jul 5, 2014
Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 5 includes details about UFA's endorsement of Senator Mark Begich for reelection and an update on the latest harvest and escapement numbers in Bristol Bay.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 4, 2014

Jul 4, 2014
Mike Mason

The Bristol Bay Fisheries Report for July 4th includes updates from the Area Management Biologists from for the Naknek-Kvichak, Nushagak, and Egegik Districts.  The report also includes an update on the latest run projections from the University of Washington's "Fisheries Research Institute" and the Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute.

The sockeye harvest on Wednesday in Bristol Bay pushes the season total to within 3-million fish of the anticipated harvest included in the pre-season forecast. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Mike Mason

The ongoing Port Moller Test Fishery continues to record sockeye moving through the fishing grounds headed to Bristol Bay. In addition, the latest forecast model from the organization running the test fishery suggests that this year’s sockeye run will be much larger than originally forecasted. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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