Pinks Begin Surge as Reds Lag

Jay Barrett/KMXT

Pink salmon have started to surge in the Kodiak management area, with yesterday’s daily catch exceeding sockeye salmon by about 500 fish.

There were 13,449 pinks delivered and 12,922 reds according to figures released by Fish and Game this (Thursday) morning. Nearly 6,000 chum were caught on Wednesday, with 2,735 silvers and 141 kings.

Sockeye harvest to-date is just over 425,000. Just under 100,000 chum and just over 76,000 pinks delivered, while the harvest of silvers is nearly 37,000 and for kings it is nearly 2,700.

All-species harvest through July 1st stands at 638,410 salmon taken in the Kodiak area.

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