Commercial fishing on the lower Yukon River opens tonight from 6 to midnight.
The target is chum salmon, but fishermen will be allowed to sell Chinook salmon they catch incidentally.
Here's the announcement from the Department of Fish and Game.
The Chinook catch is expected to be quite low.
Just how coveted is the king of kings?
The Anchorage-based online retailer FishEx is offering fresh Yukon king fillets at $42.95 a pound.