Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Nushagak River King Salmon Forecast

As we prepare for our summer plans in Bristol Bay, we always anticipate the forecast for the king salmon run on the Nushagak River. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has posted that a total of 117,000 kings are expected to return to the Nushagak River. This is 24% less than the recent 10-year mean of 152,000 kings (ranging from 77,000 in 2000 to 245,000 in 2005). See the full report on the Alaska Fish and Game website.