Bristol Bay Bulletin — Sockeye

Filling Your Freezer and Putting Up Fish

Filling Your Freezer and Putting Up Fish

In bush Alaska, the tradition of “putting up” fish is a rewarding and time-consuming part of everyone’s summer. As is the tradition of most Alaska native cultures, the summer task was, and still is for many, to catch and preserve fish to eat throughout the winter. Along the Kenai River every summer, thousands of Alaskans dip-net in order to fill their freezers. Commercial fishermen make sure to stick around for...
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...