Tag: sockeye

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. […]

Chinook roulette

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game spun the cylinder on the Copper River commercial salmon fishery on Saturday hoping against hope the hammer falls on an empty cylinder. The […]