By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell fleet reports moderate sockeye, chum catches


August 16, 2023

Sockeye and chum runs have been hovering around average this season, according to local fishers, and the upcoming coho season is showing signs of promise.

For gillnetters Jacob and Keisha Rushmore, this year’s sockeye run has been underwhelming. “I think it’s hit and miss,” said Keisha. “One week it’s pretty decent, and another week there’s none to be found. It’s kind of a weird year. … You never really know what to expect.”

Jacob, who has been fishing for about 15 years, said sockeye have been “trickling” in this year, rather than appearing in large waves. There was...

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