1,000,000 and counting

Copper River gillnetters already have had a fine year, and we're only a little over three weeks into the season.

The sockeye catch has now surpassed 1 million fish.

But the harvest rate has cooled off, with the last couple of openers producing fewer sockeye than forecast.

The Copper River District opens again at 7 a.m. Monday for a 36-hour period.