Browsing All posts tagged under »Naknek River«

Honoring the Fish

March 4, 2012


Yesterday I cut some salmon fillets that I felt pretty good about. How a person fillets doesn’t necessarily affect how the fish will taste, but I feel that making nice cuts does justice to the life that the fish gave. Here is my work pictured below: I have shared this preparation in a previous post, […]

The Whole Thing

March 3, 2012


We are having a gathering at our house tonight. You are invited. We will be sharing the last of our Bristol Bay salmon from the 2011 season. A Naknek River King Salmon that was frozen whole after it was bled. It is waiting to be filleted and I will be baking both sides along with […]


February 9, 2012


Today I headed up to the lower nordic loop at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Even on the mountain the temperatures were in the 40’s but the good cover we got earlier in the season is holding up pretty well. Judging by the marks on the recently groomed trail, a few folks got out ahead of me, […]

The Magic Salmon Soup Pot

February 7, 2012


As I was skiing today I kept thinking about my Great-Grandmother, Anna Chukan. She loved us in a quiet and solid way that my family misses every day, yet we know that her love abides with us still. Whether I had just come in from playing, skiing or fishing, if she were not busying herself […]

The Church of Salmon

February 5, 2012


  My mother is from the Naknek River district of Bristol Bay and I have spent every summer of my life there. At the age of ten I began participating in the commercial harvest of salmon with setnets. I was fortunate to know my great grandfather, Paul Chukan, who was still fishing when I entered […]

Earning My Turns (with a little help from others)

January 30, 2012


Today was another day that skiers dream of and wish for. It snowed pretty much all night and it was still snowing when I left the house this morning. However, while backing out of my driveway, on my way to Eaglecrest, I got stuck in the stiff and icy berm that the City and Borough […]

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