I thought I would start a new thread and point out that ADF&G did a good job this year. Today, the sockeye counts indicate that the Kasilof, Kenai, and Crescent goals have been met or exceeded. In Kenai the counts are 760,000 sockeye and counting around 20,000 a day - the goal range is 750,000 to 950,000 so they will be well in the goal range or over when this is done. Kasilof and Crescent are slightly over the goal range.
Yentna sockeye counts are 78,000 and counting 3000 a day. The goal range is 90-160k and they should make the goal.
Chinook counts and harvest estimates indicate that the upper end of the goal will be reached -35k. While we may have quesitons about the exact number because of the sonar counter the escapement numbers appear to be good.
Coho are entering the rivers and counts are increasing in the Susitna River and other systems.
Pink salmon are doing fine along with chum salmon.
So at this point of the season I say well done ADF&G.