Commercial salmon fishing in Crawfish Inlet. August, 2018.

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Raw footage of commercial seine fishing for salmon in Crawfish Inlet, Baranof Island, Southeast Alaska. Unbelievable return for the chum salmon fishery.

Footage taken on F/V Lucky Star.

Net rolls varied from 3,500 lbs. - 8,000 lbs. This is incredible fishing!

"The purse seine fleet set a single day chum salmon catch record for the entire state with a haul of over 980,000 chum salmon taken at Crawfish Inlet south of Sitka on Thursday, Aug. 30 according to Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) manager Steve Reifenstuhl. Seiners took 1.13 million fish in two openings."

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