I've been following the Yukon Wild King Salmon season to find out when the first catch will land in L.A.
I thought some of you other local salmon fans might find the following update interesting.
This is from Bob Kitagawa, Seafood Buyer / Merchandiser, Bristol Farms. He writes:
"The latest update I have which I got this morning is only 80 fish were caught in the test nets yesterday, 30 the day before. Once the test net catches 100 fish they give the fishermen a 48 hour notice that they can fish. This is done to assure there are enough fish in the river so they can escape and spawn up river. On the Yukon River I understand there are only three permits given out to fish in these waters. It is not a wide open fishery like the Copper River. There will be an announcement today around 12:00pm on the latest test catch. I would guess Saturday will be the earliest day we will receive fish if they announce today fishing will open Thursday. I really don't expect fish until next week but you never know. That's why they call it fishing. These salmon will be available at all Bristol Farms once the fishing opens. I don't know where the prices will be. Last year I believe we were at $26.00 per pound. I don't think it will be less than that."