June 22, 2107 – Chum catch numbers appear to be at or above forecast for Lynn Canal and Taku Inlet after 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 from the 6/18 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 8.0 pounds and a sex ratio of 65% male and 35% female. The age comp was 1% - 6's, 53% - 5's, 45% - 4's and 1% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 9.5 pounds and a sex ratio of 70% male and 30% female. The age comp was 2% - 6's, 49% - 5's, 47% - 4's and 2% - 3's. Checkout the 2017 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.
Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor will start on the 28th or 29th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel should start around the 4th of July.
The next update will be Wednesday the 29th of June.
June 13, 2107 – The first gillnet opener of the season starts this Sunday the 18th of June. The next update will be Thursday the 22nd of June.