This Just In…
Copper River Salmon season opened this past Thursday the 18th. Landings were light but encouraging. We will have Copper River Sockeye Salmon available this week. Fish will arrive to us over the weekend for early week sales. The next opening on the river will be announced Sunday the 21st. it will be either a 12 hour opening on Monday 22nd or Thursday 25th. Escapement up river will determine the date of the opening.
This year Wild Salmon is expected to be down from the past 3 years. Records have been set in the last 3 years and as cycles go this will be more of a return to normal numbers of the past 5 to 10 years.
King Salmon will be very limited this year as the species is under stress. Conservation is being put into effect for this years’ fisheries. Alaskan Wild Life officials are trying to keep fishermen tracked on Sockeye and Coho landings and to avoid catching Kings. So expect to see Sockeye with limited Kings all summer.