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Fishing remains slow, chum returns 'extremely poor'


July 30, 2020

Kyle Clayton

Craig Loomis subsistence fishes Monday in Lutak Inlet.

Poor chum salmon returns combined with an uncertain sockeye run have gillnetters concerned.

"It's disastrous," fisherman Norm Hughes said this week.

He said he's catching about the same amount every week, and not seeing the run build to a peak....

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