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.
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.
Today, Scott Raborn reminds that the only thing we know for sure is that the run is never quite what we expect, we check on the age of fish returning so far this summer, plus a salmon ecology lesson at Lake Clark.
Nushagak catches and boat counts at the top, and Naknek-Kvichak manager Travis Ellison explains that he's waiting for more fish in his district. Plus, a drifter tells us about efforts to organize in hopes of improving prices.