Harvest Nears Quarter-Million in Young Salmon Season

Kodiak salmon fishermen have delivered just about a quarter million fish so far in this young season, according to Fish and Game’s daily in-season harvest summary. With Sunday and Monday’s deliveries, the all-species catch stands at 248,737.

Nearly 38,000 red salmon came over the rails on Sunday and another 13,000 on Monday, boosting the sockeye salmon total to over 176,000.

Nearly 28,000 chum salmon were harvested Sunday and Monday, bringing the season catch to just over 63,000. 4,400 pink deliveries over the last two days increased the harvest to over 8,200; the chinook harvest total jumped to 1,059 when another 366 were added; and 36 silvers between Sunday and Monday brought the coho total to 104.

Overall Sunday, 55,817 salmon of all species were harvested in the Kodiak Management Area. Fishermen Monday added another 26,224.

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