Gillnetters have had a big year at Bristol Bay.
The sockeye catch stands at 35.9 million fish, with the season now grinding to its conclusion. That's well above the state's preseason harvest forecast of 29.5 million.
Even better, the major processors have posted a base price to fishermen of 75 cents a pound, up from last year's disappointing 50 cents.
The Naknek-Kvichak District has been the most productive of the bay's five fishing zones with a catch of more than 13 million sockeye.
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