Kasilof sockeye have arrived in a big way!
Opening day of netting on the beach took 59K.
Then two days were EO'd over the weekend... 62K snared on Sat with another 42K on Sunday.
Today was another regular opener.... catch will be posted tomorrow.
Thru Sunday, the river has seen 67K and we are barely over a week into the run. A whopping 15K shot up the river on opening day alone!
At this rate, the OEG of 300K is threatened with "overescapement." Expect a ton of EO's on this run to minimize that "risk."
Exploitation to date is conservatively over 70% of the run (163K out of 230K) and there's a very good chance it could still go over the goal.
Where's the EO to double, triple or quadruple the daily bag and possesion limit in the sport fishery? How about liberalizing the PU limits while we're at it? My God... with the immiment danger of overescaping the goal, you'd think every avenue would be explored to keep that dreaded event from happening?