Fishing Up North: Stories Of Luck And Loss In Alaskan Waters by Bradford MatsenFishing Up North: Stories Of Luck And Loss In Alaskan Waters by Bradford Matsen

Fishing Up North: Stories Of Luck And Loss In Alaskan Waters

byBradford Matsen

Paper over Board | August 15, 2015

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This new edition contains new stories and updates from the super-heated days when fishing fleets turned king crab into fortunes, to the annual circus of Bristol Bay's monster salmon runs, to the bucolic life of the open-ocean trawler, the true stories inFishing Up North: Stories of Luck and Loss in Alaskan Waters"captures the flavor of the modern fisherman's life and fortunes in the waters off Alaska. You'll find firsthand accounts of frightening weather, good fishing, terrible fishing, great days, and sweet living from the decks of crabbers, trawlers, longliners, trollers, and gillnetters. This book and others inspired film crews to trek to Alaska and cover the crabbing seasons for reality TV shows. Commercial fishing's home ports --- Dutch Harbor, Kodiak, Naknek, Cordova, Petersburg, Sitka, and Seattle --- are classic fishing towns, where docks, bars, and even quiet living merge in colorful portraits about life on the last frontier.
Bradford Matsen is the author of Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss as well as many other books abou the sea and its inhabitants. He was a creative producer for the television series The Shape of Life, and his articles have appeared in Mother Jones, Audubon, and Nature, among other publications. He divides his time between Seat...
Title:Fishing Up North: Stories Of Luck And Loss In Alaskan WatersFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:242 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943328145

ISBN - 13:9781943328147

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Table of Contents

Prelude:Getting Luckypg 7;Mappg 10; Ch 1,The Beast of Ugly Seasons- King Crabbing, Dutch Harbor pg 13; Ch 2,Talking Price and the Cruel Sixteen- Salmon Gillnetting, Bristol Bay pg 25; Ch 3,The Billion-dollar Bottomfish Dream- Groundfish Trawling pg 47; Ch 4 Kenny and the Council -Westward Hilton Hotel, Anchorage pg 61, Ch 5,Flying Fish and the Death of a Plane at Egegik- Salmon setnetting - Bristol Bay pg 81; Ch 6A Beautiful Place to Be- Salmon Trolling, Southeast Alaska pg 107; Ch 7,Fishing with Modest Ambition- Codfish Trawling, Kodiak pg 129; Ch 8,Fishing the Flats, Salmon Gillnetting - Prince William Sound pg 147; Ch 9,The Dream Comes True on the Chain- Pollock Trawling, Dutch Harbor pg 161; Ch 10,The Resurrection of TheRebecca B- Codfish longlinging, Gulf of Alaska pg 177; Ch 11,Kelping for Crude- The Exxon Valdez Spill pg 195; Ch 12,Derby Days, Sleepless Nights- Halibut Longlining, Southeast Alaska pg 209; Ch 13.Salmon in the Trees- Salmon Spawning, Alexander Archipelago, pg 224.

Editorial Reviews

"Brad Matsen is a polished writer with a quirky sense of humor and an uncanny knack for the precise metaphor." 
[Alaska] News.