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Sports Fishing Report: June 22, 2017

23 hours ago

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued June 22, 2017

Regulation reminders:

Courtesy Clint Huling

Updated post: 6/26 at 1:30 p.m

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety (UDPS) is investigating a tundra fire near Volcano Bay. The fire was reported by two area pilots earlier this month.

 

While the fire does not pose a threat to residents of Unalaska, UDPS is looking into where they fire started. At this point, they have been unable to determine a point of origin.

 

As of Friday, they estimate that the fire has burned 100 acres of land.

 

Max Kaufman/Alaska Volcano Observatory/University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute

 

Scientists have had a hard time monitoring Bogoslof volcano since it started erupting in December. The island is so small, there is no equipment on the volcano, making it difficult to predict eruptions.

No one lives on Bogoslof – the closest human neighbors are 60 miles away in Unalaska. Scientists monitor from afar and they’ve had a lot to monitor lately. The volcano has erupted more than 40 times since December.

Sports Fishing Report: June 15, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

Issued June 15, 2017

Regulation reminders:

Sports Fishing Report: June 1, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

Reports of excellent dolly varden fishing have already come in. King salmon fishing in the saltwaters has also been good and improving, anglers are reminded that the limit is 2 per day. Sockeye have even been reported!

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued June 1, 2017

Regulation reminders:

· The bag limit for Unalaska Bay fresh and saltwaters is 5 salmon per day of which only 2 may be sockeye.

· The bag limit for the remainder of Unalaska Island is 5 salmon per day all of which may be sockeye or coho.

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