News that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement relating to the proposed Pebble Mine raises the important question "Why are we so opposed to the plan?" In a great article from Save Bristol Bay . . .
Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement concerning the current Bristol Bay mining plan proposed by Pebble Limited Partnership. Along with 3,000-plus pages of documents, the Corps of . . .
The rivers of Alaska’s Bristol Bay are home to the world’s largest runs of sockeye salmon, like those shown here beneath the falls on the Copper River. Near the headwaters of this incredible resource, a Canadian mining company has proposed an . . .
The author fulfilled his Alaskan dream with a little help from his Instagram friends. Photos by Mario Guel
Since I was a child, I have dreamed of visiting Alaska. When I was six years old, in 1986, I played a video game called, “King Salmon,” in which you’d troll on the Kenai River and catch giant king salmon—some over 100 pounds! I loved it. Then in . . .
Anthony Ortiz with a gorgeous, streamer-eating Dolly Varden on the Koktuli River. Photos courtesy Trout Unlimited
A sleepless night, two flights, and one hell of a portage later, I found myself on the Koktuli River in the heart of Bristol Bay. We inflated our rafts and prepared for the eight-day float trip that was . . .
In honor of the upcoming Father's Day, here's a video of Mark and Kate Rutherford, father/daughter guide team in Alaska fishing for salmon, rainbows, and grayling. R.A. Beattie produced this quite . . .
I don't recall many fish from this trip with my brother years ago, but I tell people about it all the time. Photo by Tim Wade
We spend a lot of time posting fly-fishing success stories, the ones that end with a fish in the net and smiles all around. But those aren't necessarily the best kinds of fishing tales, as I learned one day during my time as a guide in the Bristol Bay region of. . .