Pinks Make Their First Push

Jay Barrett/KMXT
Fishing picked up appreciably Wednesday in the Kodiak Management Area. After a sub-5,000 catch day on Tuesday, fishermen delivered 31,235 fish on Wednesday. According to Fish and Game figures, the harvest to-date of all five salmon species stands at 117,146.

Pink salmon saw their first big push on Wednesday, with 2,167 humpies delivered, bringing the season catch total to 2,805.

The sockeye salmon catch, with over 19,000 added yesterday, will soon go over the 100,000 mark. The chum salmon count went up by 9,630 to go over 21,000 for the season. 76 kings delivered brings the total to 461 caught, while 32 silver salmon bumped the season total to 47.

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