July 20, 2017 – The gillnet chum catch numbers are above forecast for both Lynn Canal and Taku Inlet through the fifth opener of the season.  Sample information from the 7/16 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 7.4 pounds and a sex ratio of 40% male and 60% female. The age comp was 1% - 6's, 41% - 5's, 55% - 4's and 3% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 7.3 pounds and a sex ratio of 34% male and 66% female. The age comp was 0% - 6's, 12% - 5's, 87% - 4's and 1% - 3's. Checkout the 2017 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor started on the 28th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel will start on the 3rd of July. Total cost recovery harvest as of 7/19 is 7.2 million pounds.

Chum eggtake will start at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on 7/21.

The Speel Lake weir has been installed as of July 13 and we have passed 0 sockeye to date.

Cost recovery at Snettisham started on the 19th of July (This is the earliest harvest on record).  Total cost recovery harvest as of 7/19 is 15,000 pounds.

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

July 13, 2017 – The gillnet chum catch numbers are above forecast for both Lynn Canal and Taku Inlet through the fourth opener of the season.  Sample information from the 7/9 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 7.5 pounds and a sex ratio of 52% male and 48% female. The age comp was 2% - 6's, 32% - 5's, 65% - 4's and 1% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 7.5 pounds and a sex ratio of 45% male and 55% female. The age comp was 0% - 6's, 17% - 5's, 83% - 4's and 0% - 3's. Checkout the 2017 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor started on the 28th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel will start on the 3rd of July. Total cost recovery harvest as of 7/12 is 5.4 million pounds.

The Speel Lake weir has been installed as of July 13 and we have passed 0 sockeye to date.

The next update will be Thursday the 20th of July.

July 6, 2017 – The gillnet chum catch numbers are above forecast for both Lynn Canal and Taku Inlet through the third opener of the season.  This was a record combined catch (Lynn & Taku) of chum for Stat Week 27 at 640,000.  Sample information from the 7/2 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 8.2 pounds and a sex ratio of 60% male and 40% female. The age comp was 1% - 6's, 34% - 5's, 62% - 4's and 3% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 8.0 pounds and a sex ratio of 56% male and 44% female. The age comp was 1% - 6's, 21% - 5's, 78% - 4's and 0% - 3's. Checkout the 2017 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor started on the 28th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel will start on the 3rd of July. Total cost recovery harvest as of 7/5 is 2.4 million pounds.

The next update will be Thursday the 13th of July.

June 29, 2017 – Gillnet chum catch numbers appear to be above forecast for both Lynn Canal and Taku Inlet through the second 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 6/25 gillnet opener is as follows: Lynn Canal - average weight of 8.5 pounds and a sex ratio of 63% male and 37% female. The age comp was 1% - 6's, 56% - 5's, 42% - 4's and 1% - 3's. Taku Inlet - average weight of 8.4 pounds and a sex ratio of 70% male and 30% female. The age comp was 1% - 6's, 40% - 5's, 58% - 4's and 1% - 3's. Checkout the 2017 harvest season graphs for more detail on the returns.

Cost recovery at Amalga Harbor started on the 28th of June and cost recovery in Gastineau Channel will start on the 3rd of July. Total harvest to date is 267,000 pounds.

The next update will be Thursday the 6th of July.

June 22, 2017 – 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 Thursday the 29th of June.

June 13, 2017 – The first gillnet opener of the season starts this Sunday the 18th of June.  The next update will be Thursday the 22nd of June.