Bristol Bay Bulletin — wildforsalmon

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...
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: 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...