Bristol Bay has done it again, yielding a colossal catch of sockeye salmon.
With Monday's catch of about 1.6 million fish, the harvest tally clicked well over 20 million fish to a total of 21,404,623, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports today.
The hottest fishing district this season: Egegik, with better than 9 million fish landed so far.
The preseason forecast for Bristol Bay was for a commercial catch of about 24 million fish. With daily catches still running strong I'm guessing we'll see more than that by the time the fishery wraps up in a couple of weeks.
For you trivia buffs, I can tell you the bay produced a catch of 27.8 million last year. The largest catch on record was 44.3 million in 1995.
Haven't heard anything reliable on prices yet. Have you?
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