2017 Chum Troll Update

Neets Bay Chum Troll Report, through 16 July:
The daily boat count through the past week has ranged been between 50 and 60 boats fishing. Harvest to date (17 July) is approximately 172,000 fish. The fish are still averaging about 10 pounds. The fishery is being tendered daily by two local processors. We anticipate the peak of the Neets Bay return to pass through this fishery in the next 5 to 7 days, though the summer chum run will continue into early August. This summer’s harvest continues to be better than average, particularly considering the level of participation. We will update this information weekly.

Neets Bay Chum Troll Report, through 10 July:
Chum trolling began on about 1 July when there were 8 trollers in the fishery. The current boat count, afternoon of 9 July, was 43. Harvest to date is approximately 85,000 fish. The fish are averaging slightly more than 10 pounds. The fishery is being tendered daily by two local processors. We anticipate the peak of the Neets Bay return to pass through this fishery through the next two weeks or slightly longer. This summer’s harvest has been better than average to date. We will update this information weekly.