Don’t give up on the Baker Lake sockeye fishery just yet.
“Surprisingly we’ve still got fish coming in, and the run size which were going re-evaluate again this afternoon might go up a little bite more,” said Brett Barkdull, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist, who indicated the latest inseason update has it at just under 45,000 sockeye.
“They’re still catching some fish, and from what I’ve heard about 10 percent of the people are catching the most fish,” Barkdull said. “On Saturday morning it looked like there was about 200 boats and it still plenty popular.”
Through Monday, Aug. 6, the total number of sockeye transported up to Baker Lake is 15,536, and the total trapped is 24,612.
(Photo by Ron Judd, Seattle Times columnist)