Bristol Bay

Macgregor Walker plays with his food, a 25-pound king salmon, on the dock in Dillingham. (Corey Arnold)
Macgregor Walker plays with his food, a 25-pound king salmon, on the dock in Dillingham.

Macgregor Walker plays with his food, a 25-pound king salmon, on the dock in Dillingham.

Macgregor Walker hauls a 25-pound king salmon up the dock in Dillingham.

Macgregor Walker hauls a 25-pound king salmon up the dock in Dillingham.
(Corey Arnold)


Two setnetters take gunfire on the shore of the Nushagak River from a truckload of drunk locals. We were pinned down for five minutes before the bullets stopped.

Two setnetters take gunfire on the shore of the Nushagak River from a truckload of drunk locals. We were pinned down for five minutes before the bullets stopped.
(Corey Arnold)


A fisherman holds a dozen salmon in Ekuk.

A fisherman holds a dozen salmon in Ekuk.
(Corey Arnold)


Setnetters in Ekok taking time off at the cabin.

Setnetters in Ekok taking time off at the cabin.
(Corey Arnold)


A family portrait of an all-female, native-Alaskan setnet crew in Ekuk.

A family portrait of an all-female, native-Alaskan setnet crew in Ekuk.
(Corey Arnold)


Lindsey Bloom, drift boat captain and anti-pebble mine activist.

Lindsey Bloom, drift boat captain and anti-pebble mine activist.
(Corey Arnold)


Lindsey Bloom and her crew with part of the days catch of sockeye salmon.

Lindsey Bloom and her crew with part of the days catch of sockeye salmon.
(Corey Arnold)


A setnetter in the Kvichak District holds up a bright sockeye.

A setnetter in the Kvichak District holds up a bright sockeye.
(Corey Arnold)


Dylan Braund (middle) and his crew of setnetters in Nushagak Point.

Dylan Braund (middle) and his crew of setnetters in Nushagak Point.
(Corey Arnold)


Kai Raymond and his father Crocodile, with their crew aboard the Heidi Ann, fish the Ugashik district.

Kai Raymond and his father Crocodile, with their crew aboard the Heidi Ann, fish the Ugashik district.
(Corey Arnold)


Driftnet boats at the dock in Dillingham await the next opener.

Driftnet boats at the dock in Dillingham await the next opener.
(Corey Arnold)


Set netters untangling sockeye on the beach in the Naknek River.

Set netters untangling sockeye on the beach in the Naknek River.
(Corey Arnold)


Graffitti on the wall of a set net shack, called Ole Olsen's place, in Nushagak Point.

Graffitti on the wall of a set net shack, called Ole Olsen's place, in Nushagak Point.
(Corey Arnold)


Setnetters eat dinner inside Dylan Braund's main cabin at midnight after a long period of fishing.

Setnetters eat dinner inside Dylan Braund's main cabin at midnight after a long period of fishing.
(Corey Arnold)

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