What a weird season at Bristol Bay.
Through the Fourth of July, the catch was a demoralizing 8 million sockeye salmon.
Since then, the sockeye have stormed in and landings have surged.
Gillnetters scored big on Friday and Saturday with catches of more than 2 million fish each day, and the grand total now stands at nearly 19 million fish.
The season, however, is still likely to end in disappointment as the preseason harvest forecast of 37.6 million fish seems out of reach.
That's especially so if lots of gillnetters have to call it quits, pull their boats, and head home to their families and regular jobs.
As for prices? Well, we still haven't heard anything reliable on that front.
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