Fish and Game said 2020 is ‘definitely a historic, very poor pink salmon harvest.’
Southeast seiners will have a shot at a large run of hatchery chums for six hours Thursday. The opening is at Amalga Harbor, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Juneau.
The commercial herring fishery is on hold in Unalaska — because no one can find the fish.
Seiners caught about 100,000 chum salmon. During the same time last year, about 700,000 were caught.
If you’ve noticed a lot of empty slips in Sitka harbors today, there’s a reason for that: Tuesday was the first day of the summer troll opening for king salmon — and Southeast fishermen are looking at a record high target harvest.