Kodiak Salmon Catch Passes 3-Million as Pinks Start to Surge

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The Kodiak salmon harvest breached the 3-million mark late last week as the pink salmon run begins to exert itself. Over 159,000 humpies were caught on Thursday, bringing that day’s total catch to almost 234,000, pushing the all-species catch over 3-million.

The pink catch through Sunday was 213,300 which puts the total catch of humpies at 1,126,132. The projected pink harvest for the Kodiak Management Area is 29.3-million, so clearly the run is still in its early stages.

The sockeye salmon harvest is edging up on its pre-season projection. Nearly 2-million reds have been caught so far, and the forecast is for a catch of 2,053,228.

As for escapement, most systems are still tracking ahead of last year. The two that are not are Upper Station and Litnik. Upper Station’s early sockeye count was 31,766, compared to 42,883 a year ago. The late run sockeye count through Sunday show 3,007 past the weir, compared to 823 on the same date last year. Litnik’s sockeye count of 41,050 is about 8,000 fish less than a year ago, but over 11,000 more than the year before, and well ahead of the 10-year count to date.

The Karluk sockeye escapement remains ahead of the past three years, but is still just a fraction of the run average before 2008.

The new weir on the Pasagshak River has counted 8,423 sockeye passing, along with seven chum.

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