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Strong, early sockeye returns highlight salmon season

...returns continue to outpace historical averages as well. Through July 8, 42,273 early-run sockeyes had passed the Russian River weir, exceeding the runs upper-end escapement goal of 42,000 fish with six days of counts to come. The traditionally...
Statewide salmon harvest tops 2005's record haul

...the count through Aug. 26 was 727 fish, nearly double the 2012 count by the same date. The coho count at the Russian River weir hit 649 fish as of Aug. 27, more than the 169 counted by the same day in 2012, and also more than other recent...
Seek rainbows, discover cohos [+video]

...million sockeye came up the river this year. Since Aug. 7, at least 1,000 sockeye have been counted through the Russian River weir, with 1,730 and 2,162 being counted on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The lower river, however, is a different...
Rainbows gorging, silvers pulsing [+ video] every cast." According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates, 60 silver salmon pushed through the Russian River weir on Tuesday and 27 on Monday bringing the run's total to 229. That's well above last year's 65 through the...
Russian peaking, Kenai kings re-open July 1

...this week giving anglers plenty of opportunity to do battle. So far, 16,056 sockeye have made it through the Russian River weir and fish counts have been in the 2,000 fish per day range since June 23. Saturday saw the greatest influx yet...
Russian River weir hike planned

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Soldotna, will lead a hike to Russian River Falls and remote field camp at the Russian River weir on Thursday at 10 a.m. In addition to watching salmon jump up the falls, Berkhahn also will describe the complex...
Kings: Kasilof peaks, Russian hot hot

...harvest some fish,? Begich said. Begich said fishing for sockeye salmon should also be hot this weekend, as Russian River weir numbers have indicated a slew of fish in the system. Fish and Game?s goal range for early run sockeye on the Russian...
Silver fishing off and running

...Department of Fish and Game, said they have seen them far up river, as well. "We've had a few go through the Russian River weir," Begich said. Pink salmon, an alternate year sport fish, also are starting to enter the river in increasing...


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