Port Moller Test Fishery

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 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 June 25, 2016

Jun 25, 2016
KDLG News

Still a waiting game in Bristol Bay today - Westside Manager Tim Sands tells us why we're waiting for Nushagak Drifters to get a chance to wet their lines, and in the meantime, Kate Consenstein fills us in on plans to market Bristol Bay sockeye to Boulder foodies.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 23 2016

Jun 23, 2016
Gregg Marxmiller

Dear Bristol Bay – we’re pretty sure you hit a million sockeye total run today; 40-some-odd-million more to go, and Port Moller indicates a few more should be on the way. Plus, we hear about how power plants could produce ice on the side.

Port Moller test fishery may see delay

Jun 7, 2016
KDLG News

The earliest news about where fish are headed might be a day late this summer.

Bristol Bay run nears 20 million sockeye

Jul 9, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Bristol Bay fishermen had their biggest haul of the season July 8, with about 1.7 million sockeye harvested, including 1 million from the Naknek-Kvichak district.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report July 1, 2015

Jul 1, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Tonight we look for a little analysis of the run so far, and hear that we might not see the projected 54 million fish after all. Or they might show up in a big wall. 

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 30, 2015

Jun 30, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Tonight we check back in at Port Moller, while we wait for catches to pick up.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 27, 2015

Jun 27, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Today we get updates from area managers and hear about the age of fish at the Port Moller Test Fishery.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 24, 2015

Jun 24, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Every rookie makes mistakes. Tonight we hear about some of the funniest - and check on management and catches on both sides of the bay.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 19

Jun 19, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Tonight we try to figure out what the Port Moller Test Fishery numbers mean - with a little help from project manager Matt Nemeth.

Bristol Bay Fisheries Report June 15, 2015

Jun 15, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

Tonight's BBFR looks at Port Moller test fishery and west side numbers, boats en route to the Bay, and what west side fishermen do to stay cool on an 85-degree afternoon. 

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 Port Moller Test Fishery Extended Another Day

Jul 10, 2014
Mike Mason

Sockeye catches through the Port Moller Test Fishery dropped off a bit on Wednesday compared to the huge catches recorded on Tuesday. 136-sockeye were caught on Wednesday. The catch at station 2 was 32-sockeye. That’s the largest daily catch of the season at that station.

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.

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