The management of salmon fishing on the Kuskokwim River has become as controversial as ever as the the numbers of kings have, on average, dropped in recent decades but most dramatically in the last few years. Last season historic restrictions were implemented by fish managers in an effort to save future runs of kings. This year the numbers are expected to be similar but managers have a very different management strategy. It will mean more early season fishing for your family but it could also mean less fish make it to their spawning grounds.
In this show we take a look at management decisions last year and get an explanation of the forecast and management plan for this year. As always the phone lines are open for local fishers to wade into the conversation.