Fishing Up North: Stories of Luck and Loss in Alaskan Waters (Paperback)

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Fishing Up North: Stories of Luck and Loss in Alaskan Waters (Paperback)


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True and intimate short stories of a modern fisherman's life of luck and loss.

Written in chronological order, fisherman Brad Matsen gives a realistic look of frightening weather, good fishing, terrible fishing, great days, and sweet living in Alaskan waters 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.

Included in this second edition are 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.

Brad Matsen has written about the sea and its inhabitants for forty years in books, film scripts, essays and magazine articles. Author of The New York Times "Best Sellers: "Titanic's Last Secrets: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss; and Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King as well as eight other books including" Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, the Sea and Dancing to the Fossil Record" and "The Incredible Ocean Adventure "series for children. He has also written a television series, and is a speaker on global environmental issues. He has written hundreds of magazine articles for "Mother Jones, Audubon, Natural History "and many other publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9780882408965
ISBN-10: 0882408968
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2012
Pages: 242
Language: English