July 11, 2019 – The gillnet chum catch numbers remain well below forecast for Taku Inlet and Lynn Canal for the fourth opener of the season.  There was no Amalga Harbor seine opening this past week and looks doubtful for the coming week. Cost recovery catch numbers need to pickup before Amalga will open for the seine fleet.  Sample information from the 7/7 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 7.4 pounds and a sex ratio of 59% male and 41% female. The age comp was 1% - 6's, 11% - 5's, 87% - 4's and 1% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 8.2 pounds and a sex ratio of 64% male and 36% female. The age comp was 3% - 6's, 11% - 5's, 83% - 4's and 3% - 3's. Checkout the 2019 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor started on the 25th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel has had a very slow start.  Total harvest to date is just over 1.25 million pounds.

The Speel Lake weir will be installed and fish tight as of July 16.  The water levels are very low making it hard to get up to the lake.

The next update will be Thursday the 18th of July.

July 5, 2019 – The gillnet chum catch numbers remain well below forecast for Taku Inlet and Lynn Canal for the third opener of the season.  There was no Amalga Harbor seine opening this past week and looks doubtful for the coming week. Cost recovery catch numbers need to pickup before Amalga will open for the seine fleet.  Sample information from the 6/30 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 8.0 pounds and a sex ratio of 76% male and 24% female. The age comp was 0% - 6's, 10% - 5's, 90% - 4's and 0% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 8.8 pounds and a sex ratio of 69% male and 31% female. The age comp was 4% - 6's, 22% - 5's, 73% - 4's and 4% - 3's. Checkout the 2019 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor started on the 25th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel has still not started..  Total harvest to date is just over 400,000 pounds.

The next update will be Thursday the 11th of July.

June 27, 2019 – Gillnet chum catch numbers were very low at both Lynn Canal and Taku Inlet through the second opener of the season.  Trolling at Homeshore has been up and down for the last 2 weeks with a better catch than the last few years.  Sample information from the 6/23 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 9.4 pounds and a sex ratio of 77% male and 23% female. The age comp was 3% - 6's, 30% - 5's, 67% - 4's and 0% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 10.4 pounds and a sex ratio of 71% male and 29% female. The age comp was 8% - 6's, 21% - 5's, 71% - 4's and 0% - 3's. Checkout the 2019 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor started on the 25th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel will start on June 28th.  Total harvest to date is 156,000 pounds.

The next update will be Friday the 5th of July.

June 20, 2019 – Chum catch numbers in both Lynn Canal and Taku Inlet appear to be record low for the first opener of the season.  There are only a handfull trollers fishing on Homeshore and the catch to date is very low for chums.  Sample information (based on a very low samples) from the 6/16 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 10.0 pounds and a sex ratio of 88% male and 12% female. The age comp was 3% - 6's, 53% - 5's, 45% - 4's and 0% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 12.2 pounds and a sex ratio of 93% male and 7% female. The age comp was 3% - 6's, 38% - 5's, 59% - 4's and 0% - 3's. Checkout the 2019 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor will start around 26th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel will start around 28th ofJune.

The next update will be Thursday the 27th of June. 

June 13, 2019 – The first gillnet opener of the season starts this Sunday the 16th of June.  The next update will be Thursday the 20th of June.