Snow topped mountains and a seven dollar two-day-old airport sandwich (TSA ganked my peanut butter and honey in the name of a safer world; WTF?). I hop a plane to Dillingham in a couple of hours where I will swap my flip-flops for rubber boots and take to the waters of Bristol Bay to pop my drift netting cherry aboard the F/V Potential.
My neighbor and my captain, Elijah Lawson has spent the last 32 years fishing in Alaska. In addition to being a hell of a fisherman, he is also quite a talented film maker. In 2013 Elijah received a grant from the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association to create three films which expound the unique culture surrounding the Bristol Bay fishery. I highly encourage you to hit the link and spend a few minutes learning about where your beautiful clean Sockeye Salmon comes from, and why it is so important to to protect this amazing and bountiful natural resource.
I am honored to part of the crew excited to be on another adventure!