Copper River sockeye numbers drop

by Tony Gorman

Copper River sockeye numbers took a hit during the last opener. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports a 136,889 catch.  That's 100,000 less than last week. 

The king salmon run is steadily picking up.  Over 2,300 were caught during the last opener.  That's up 600 from last week.  Only 25 chums were turned in during the period.

Sockeye numbers have dropped 34 cents to $1.65.  Kings have also dropped from $6.00 to $4.00.  Chum prices range from 30 to 85 cents.

The current opener began Thursday morning and closes Tuesday.

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