Tag: Copper River

Humpy war

Hatchery pink salmon from Prince William Sound are now flooding Cook Inlet streams at levels almost 35-times greater that what the Alaska Department of Fish and Game established in 2010 as the […]

Salmon rising

UPDATE: This story has been updated with the Board of Fisheries meeting July 17 to discuss whether sockeye salmon runs are being reduced by the large production of hatchery pink salmon in […]

Salmon fog

UPDATE: The entire Susitna River drainage has now been closed to king salmon fishing. Speed-dating the news for Alaska salmon 2018 – where down is up and up is down. Here we go: […]

Unexpected bounty

News analysis Good news at last for salmon-loving Alaskans who’ve watched sockeye returns to the fabled Copper River spurt and falter this year. No, the Copper hasn’t witnessed the miraculous return of […]

Chitina shutdown

The bad news thousands of Alaskans dipnetters expected to hear is now official:   The Copper River personal-use fishery near Chitina will officially close at midnight Sunday and remain closed indefinitely. “I […]

Horrible timing

UPDATE: If you want a shot at Copper River salmon, go now. The 96-hour Chitina dipnet period that opens at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday could be the last for […]

No fish

  The bad news some in the tiny, Alaska fishing port of Cordova were starting to expect came officially on Wednesday from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:   The catch […]