by The Associated Press
Sunday, June 6, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- It appears Yukon River king salmon are running behind schedule.
The big fish should begin showing up any day now in the river, but as of Friday, biologists had not caught any kings or summer chums in their test nets at the mouth of the river.
Biologist Steve Hayes, who oversees the Yukon River king fishery for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says the fish are late. He says summer may have arrived early in the Interior, but that is not the case in western Alaska.