• The success of Pride of Bristol Bay relies on the success of the Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery, and we couldn’t do it without the good folks who are stewarding the future of this ecosystem for years to come. A key component of that effort are the area management biologists of the region. Steve ...

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  • In 2013, Bjørn Olson decided to fatbike and packraft from Cook Inlet to Bristol Bay via the northern shore of 77-mile long Lake Iliamna. He joked—well, it might not entirely be a joke—that he was looking for the lake’s famed monster. Bjørn Olsen getting creative in his route finding along Lake I...

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  • Mark Emery may be the most interesting man in the world. Legend has it that he decided to move to Bristol Bay after besting the biggest alligator in Florida in a Greco-Roman wrestling match. He was on the eve of turning 30 and had already lived a storied life — he began his career working with wi...

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  • Photographing commercial fishing takes a special sort of person—one who doesn’t mind the salty spray of waves, the blood and slime of fish and the “colorful” nature many fishermen possess. Chris Miller, an acclaimed photographer who lives in Douglas, Alaska, is such a man. Some say Neptune himsel...

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  • On a calm September day, a group of moose hunters sat in their skiff on Iliamna Lake on the Alaska Peninsula. The men noticed what looked like two big sunken logs beneath their boat but didn’t think much of it. They focused on scanning for moose and watching a family of swans floating nearby. Sud...

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  • By: Chris Miller - Alaska Magazine September 2020 The act of fishing, regardless of the advantages of modern technologies, still remains a test of humans against the sea. Until the day comes when the entirety of fishing is automated, fishermen will have to brave the elements and work the long hou...

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