• By Kris Ruby – Observer When spending countless hours sorting through meal delivery sites, one of the questions that comes to mind is: where does this food actually come from? While the ease of regular meal delivery kits may solve the problem of what to eat for dinner, we are, in
  • Over a 40-year career commercial fishing in Alaska, I’ve experienced a few occasions in which I knew I was amid something very rare and very special. The Sockeye return to Bristol Bay this past summer created one of those exceptional moments in time. Stewardship, responsible management, freshwater rearing and ocean
  • Pride of Bristol Bay
    Simply put, Bristol Bay is an amazing place. We are back on terra firma and the 2017 fishing season has come to an end. The river systems in Bristol Bay are literally teeming with spawning wild Sockeye Salmon. Combined, the major river systems; Naknek, Kvichak, Alagnak, Ugashik, Egegik, Wood and
  • Salmon Fishing
    Did you know that the Bristol Bay watershed supports the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world? It’s located in southwestern Alaska and has six major river basins. The two largest are the Nushagak River—also known as ‘Nush’—and the Kvichak River. Together, they compose about 50% of the total watershed
  • Bristol Bay
    I’m sure you’ve heard about the incredible fishing season we’re having in Bristol Bay this year. We’re on track to harvest a record number of salmon returning to this pristine region as they have for generations. Simply put, Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to one of the last great salmon
  • King Salmon Alaska
    June 12, 2017 Charlies Boat Yard King Salmon, Alaska Every year, two migrations take place in Bristol Bay. During the first migration, thousands of skippers, crewmen, and cannery workers make their way to two locations in Alaska: King Salmon and Dillingham. A few weeks later, they prepare for the second