Smelt Arrival In Bethel Marks Beginning Of Summer Fishing Season

May 25, 2021

Smelts are making their way up the Kuskokwim River. On Monday, May 24, residents lined up on the Bethel sea wall to dip their nets in the river and pul out the small silver fish. Smelt herald the coming of salmon on the Kuskokwim, and the start of the summer fishing season.