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Late Chilkoot River sockeye run causes surprise, nostalgia


September 2, 2021

Fishermen in Lutak Inlet saw a bumper run of sockeye salmon in the last two weeks of August as more than 24,000 fish passed the weir between Aug. 22 and Aug. 31—a trend that reminds old timers of the run’s historic strength.

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