Tag: sockeye

Prelude to war

A news analysis The mayor of Kenai, Alaska is “extremely disappointed” with the Alaska Board of Fisheries, and the mayor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough less than pleased but “satisfied” with the Board’s big […]

The fish arrive

If you’re in Alaskan and wanting salmon, get your butt to the Kenai River. After four straight days with Cook Inlet closed to commercial nets because of a faltering sockeye salmon return, […]

Dipnet struggles

UPDATE: With weekend dipnetting on the Kenai River a bust and sockeye salmon returns badly lacking – the Saturday sonar count was a dismal 14,280 fish –  the Alaska Department of Fish and Game […]

The curtain falls

  Update: Just after this story posted, the catch numbers for Saturday’s commercial opening were reported. There was a catch of 150,120 sockeye on the day bringing the season total to 912,069 sockeye. […]