Kalebs Katch

Bristol Bay Alaska is home to the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the World, some 30 to 40 million salmon push for the headwaters of there spawning grounds each year. Bristol Bay fishery is certified Sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council and the number of spawning salmon are monitored by a team of Alaskan State Biologists. To ensure Sustainability the number of salmon that travel past the fishing grounds on there way to spawn are carefully monitored and escapement goals must be met each year before fishing can begin. Other fish caught in the nets, or “by catch “are not allowed. All five species of salmon are caught each year, Sockeye, Chum, Coho, Pinks, and Chinook, Sockeye is the most abundant.
Kaleb Walker has a passion for the outdoors. He moved to Colorado in 2006 After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management at Western Carolina University. In addition to working as a hunting guide, he is a Commercial fisherman on the “Sound and Fury” for Captain Robert Lebovic in Bristol Bay Alaska. Bristol Bay spawning season starts in June and ends in August, Drift Net Fishing is done from a 32’ foot boat with a 200 yard 15 foot deep net. All the salmon are hand picked from the net and held in slush ice. The Salmon are then delivered to a tender boat minimally processed and flash frozen, ensuring the freshest product possible.