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Learning from Catawissa Creek

Learning from Catawissa Creek

Spending time in the Pennsylvanian outdoors is a fond childhood memory of Steve’s, and we’re confident this is the same for many of you. We know we have fishermen among our readership; where are your first fishing memories? Steve’s are with his father as a kid, at Beaver Creek, right below his house. That bit was fishable and a huge part of his childhood adventures, but it flows into the...
The boys are back in town!

The boys are back in town!

The boys are back in town! The last full weekend in July brought the crew home from Bristol Bay via Seattle--where Elma (me, the “fishpatcher” of this bulletin and marketing help on the west coast) finally had the chance to meet Steve in person! Before talking business with our friend, Mark Titus of The Breach and soon to be The Wild films, we had the chance to talk fishing, swap...
100,000 lbs plus

100,000 lbs plus

Two weeks is a long time during a 6-8 week fishing season. Lots has happened since our last bulletin--including but not limited to; Steve gushing about a fresh apple breakfast over text (a midseason boat-meal rarity), a fast and strenuous 100,000 pounds, and the addition of Mark Titus on board. Let’s start with that first detail; the abundance of fresh, wild salmon is not lost on any fishermen, and each...

Bristol Bay Bulletin: The First Set

There is an exhilaration unknown to many--that is the first set of the commercial salmon season. Often boats are not alone but snuggled up next to each other at the district line, greenhorns and veterans alike pacing the back deck, checking the GPS for time and coordinates, preparing to release 150 feet of plastic mesh into the Bristol Bay brackish river in hopes to bring that net back in, just...

Bristol Bay Bulletin: Welcome!

Welcome to our first Bristol Bay Bulletin! My name is Elma, and after seven years of commercial fishing in Bristol Bay I’m living in Bellingham, Washington this summer and working a bit behind the scenes with Wild For Salmon. One of my biggest tasks of the summer will be to translate the happenings on the Ava Jane, Steve’s fishing vessel and home for the next six weeks, to you--our loyal...