Kvichak River

A road along the Kvichak River? Airport improvements in Togiak and Dillingham? Those are just a few of the projects detailed in a draft transportation plan that could guide future spending in the region.

Bristol Bay fishery Monday July 20 update

Jul 20, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

A million more fish caught in Bristol Bay yesterday - and another million sockeye counted at the towers in seven rivers.

Pile-up in Pile Bay

Jun 16, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Several Bay-bound boats spent a sunny afternoon in Iliamna's Pile Bay, waiting for their turn to head down the Kvichak River. 

Research team counts Kvichak sockeye smolt

Jun 9, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Every year, millions of sockeye salmon return to Bristol Bay, headed for spawning grounds in area rivers. Fish and Game counts the returning fish, and now the department is partnering with other researchers to count juvenile salmon a year or two later as they leave some rivers.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

One family in Igiugig built a new smokehouse this spring to get ready for salmon season.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 5, 2015

Jun 5, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Tonight we continue our series with fisheries managers. Matthew Keyse talks about Alaska Peninsula management.

Michael Link

The 2013 salmon season summary from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows that the sockeye run to the Naknek-Kvichak District came in 32-percent below the preseason forecast and the harvest was well below the 20-year average.

Mike Mason

After standing down for several days fishermen in the Naknek-Kvichak District get to go back fishing on Wednesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Mike Mason

The commercial harvest of sockeye salmon in the Naknek-Kvichak District has topped 3-million fish. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Mike Mason

For the last few week’s millions of sockeye smolt have been leaving the major lakes in the Bristol Bay region headed for the salt water. They will be back in a couple of years as the adult sockeye that power the Bay’s massive commercial fishery.

Michael Link

Millions of sockeye smolt have been exiting Iliamna Lake over the last couple of weeks headed for the sea. Earlier this week KDLG's Mike Masonn visited the ongoing smolt counting project and filed this story.