Naknek-Kvichak District

Mitch Borden / KDLG

Many Bristol Bay salmon processors give bonuses to fishermen who can chill the fish sitting in their boat’s hold. That’s not so easy, though, when ice is in short supply. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018
Mitch Borden / KDLG

Eastside districts saw big numbers this weekend as Naknek-Kvichak surged forward with enormous catch and escapement figures on Saturday, encompassing 17 percent of the run in just a single day.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 7, 2018

Jul 7, 2018
Austin Fast / KDLG

Not to sound like a broken record, but 2018 seems to be all about breaking records in Bristol Bay. The Nushagak District just hit an all-time best harvest of 12.4 million, topping last year's record. 

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 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.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 2, 2016

Jul 2, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG News

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.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 30 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Stu McTaggart allowed use of his photo "only for the fame"

Tonight we hear about an opener in the Naknek-Kvichak District, summer school has started at Ekuk - and take a quick look at the state's seafood marketing budget.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
KDLG News

Tonight we hear that catches are still slower than hoped in the Nushagak District, a 5-year-old fills us in on Finding Dory, and a real meterologist gives our weather report.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 22 2016

Jun 22, 2016
Cate Gomez/KDLG

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.

Fish board tackles Nush changes, creates Alagnak fishery

Dec 7, 2015
KDLG News

Alaska’s Board of Fisheries kept busy today, deliberating about 20 changes to Bristol Bay’s commercial fisheries, although only a few passed.

2016 forecast names Kvichak as largest run

Nov 4, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Fish and Game’s 2016 Bristol Bay sockeye forecast includes 23 million fish expected to return to the Naknek-Kvichak District, which usually sees the largest catch of Bristol Bay’s fishing districts. 

Bristol Bay fishery Tuesday July 28 update

Jul 28, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

The fish may have outlasted the fleet this year, as returns are still continuing but effort is winding down.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report, July 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015
Matt Martin/KDLG

Naknek-Kvichak strong catches are daily records, and a long-time fisheries reporter says there's been less chatter about the market than usual.

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