Here's a summary from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on yesterday's Copper River salmon season opener:
May 14, 2010
The preliminary harvest estimate from the 12-hour period that occurred on Thursday was 924 Chinook, 6,389 sockeye and 1,418 chum salmon with an estimated 300 permits delivering.
This compares to an anticipated harvest of 785 Chinook salmon and 8,986 sockeye for this period.
The Copper River District will open at 7 a.m. Monday, May 17, for a 12-hour period. Waters within the Chinook salmon inside closure area will be open during this period.