This appears to be an encouraging year for king salmon in Alaska. I know the Peninsula streams fairly well, but don't know other places all that well. A brief tour of ADFG's fish counts page shows the following:
Kenai ER kings: Exceeded OEG (which is substantially higher than SEG)
Little Su kings: Exceeded conservative SEG
Deshka kings: Well inside BEG already
Crooked creek: Inside SEG already and will likely exceed SEG
Anchor: Well inside SEG already
Nushagak: Kicking butt! Well inside goal and will likely exceed goal.
All of these systems have met or exceeded their yield based or social (OEG) goals - some with days/weeks of counting left, and all with sport and commercial harvest. Given recent weak returns and escapements nearer the bottom ends of many of these goals, I am not disappointed to see these systems flush with fish.
I'm hoping we are on the uphill side of the recent period of low abundance. Curious about king returns in other areas of the state?