Copper River run starts strong

by Tony Gorman

This year's Copper River run is off to a strong start.  According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 105,300 sockeyes were caught during the first opener of the season.  AD&G had projected a 41,000 catch.  AD&G also reports 1,700 kings and 6,000 chums were also caught during Monday's 12-hour opener.  The next opener is scheduled for Thursday from 7 a.m to 7  p.m.

As for prices, Copper River sockeyes are at $4.00 per pound.  Kings are for going for $6.50 per pound.  Chums are at least $0.20 a pound.

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