Today at 3 p.m. was the first opening of Sitka’s lucrative commercial herring fishery. About 48 boats were on the water fishing until it came to an end for the day a few minutes after 6 p.m. The fishery area was between Bieli Rock and Makhnati Island.
Herring fishery opens!
Due to Hurricane Oho, the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for coastal areas of Southeast Alaska, including Baranof Island, from 8 AM to 7 PM Friday, October 9. Forecasters say residents should expect sustained winds of 40 - 55 mph, with gusts to 75. more