Loss beyond years and miles I’ve just checked my box at the Ambler post office on a mid-August afternoon; Sarah Tickett might have smiled and handed me my mail; instead, it’s someone else. Just across the trail stands Nelson and Edna Greist’s plywood cabin. The door is open, an armload of wood on the stoop; a familiar, fireweed-framed clutter fills the yard. But there’s no sign of Nelson sitting in his spot to the right of the door, working on a piece of spruce or jade; no huge, squinting, gap-toothed smile as he invites me in with his signature “Gonna coffee!” and he and Edna welcome me like a long-lost relative; no Inupiaq legends or tales of his youth, living from the land in the wind-raked Killik River country, his family sometimes on the edge of survival. Another couple hundred yards toward my place on the downstream edge…
What it’s like to fish and float 60 miles on the northfork of the Goodnews River, which wends through the remote Togiak wilderness.
Lake Louise Road connects to the Glenn Highway, but it’s sparingly used and leads to a multitude of great fishing lakes.
Discover the quirks, charms, and hidden gold (literally) on the Taylor Highway, a remote stretch of road in Interior Alaska.
It’s all about community at the annual human-powered fishing derby in Seldovia.
Not everyone likes eulachon, so loaded with oils they are nicknamed candlefish, but this Alaskan family does, and they load up every spring.
The Skipper Science app enables Alaskan commercial fishermen to document abnormalities they notice while working on the water.
Triston Chaney talks about life as a fly fishing guide in Bristol Bay for this piece originally published in Hakai magazine.
From charters to luxury lodges to do-it-yourself backcountry excursions, options abound for anglers in Alaska.
Net Your Problem collects old plastic fishing nets and sends them to recycling centers that turn the nets into plastic pellets.