Puget Sound Update | One Word, Chumtastic!

Deckloads during fall fishing? Apparently so! It seems that this year’s fall chum salmon run in Puget Sound is off to a great start. While not everyone is getting boat loads of salmon, there are enough chum loads to be impressed. In the past, fall fishing in the sound can be rather slow. However, this year there are quite a few happy salmon fishermen who get a little extra icing on the cake after a banner summer in Alaska. Currently, fishermen are allowed to harvest two days a week until November 24th. These chum are cherished for their roe, which is known as Ikura in the Japanese markets. To get a perspective on the value of the roe, a 500 gram container easily sells for $100 dollars.

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