Chum salmon sitka AK

The Unsung Chum

Chum salmon have a public relations problem. The common names for this fish – chum or dog salmon – don’t conjure an appealing image. A while back, chums were marketed as “silver brites” which for some reason didn’t work out. Now they are sold as “Keta” – the taxonomic species name for the fish. Most…

The Blob

  In 2013 we enjoyed an unprecedented stretch of warm sunny days during mid-summer in Southeast Alaska. Fishing in t-shirts at 8 AM is not common on the North Pacific, but it was in 2013. We also had a spectacular summer of fishing. The initial meteorological description was the “ridiculously resilient ridge” (RRR), a large…