Alaskan days are quickly growing shorter and the fishing grounds are becoming colder just as fast. I accompanied a family friend, Terry Perensovich, out trolling for winter king salmon for the first time and returned with this report: A hot cup of coffee is necessary, insulated gloves are a bonus. An additional word to the wise — if you can find a captain who's a talented baker, prioritize working on that boat.
About the Article
Emma Bruhl is a writer, digital creator, and lifelong Sitkan. She is grateful to live as a guest on Lingít Aani or “land of the Tlingit.” Look for her on Sitka Seafood Market’s digital platforms taking photos and videos, writing, talking to fishermen, hiking in the Tongass, and harvesting wild foods.