Fish Talk: How It's Caught: Salmon Trolling Season
As much an art as commercial enterprise, salmon trolling represents the archetype of the small-boat Southeast Alaskan fishery. A close cousin to sport fishing for salmon, commercial salmon trolling involves selecting the right lures for the right conditions and finding the fish to entice them with. A lot of the gear is the same between commercial and sport fishing, just scaled up in both size and quantity for commercial fishermen.
Fish Talk: Is Fresh Fish Really the Best Fish?
Is Fresh Fish really the Best Fish? Fresh seafood is frequently assumed to be the best seafood, but is it really? This desire for “fresh” is something that has long been held by fish consumers, and until recently it was absolutely true. We can all agree the word “fresh” has a great appeal – especially in the seafood world. But the general assumption is that “fresh” equals “quality,” and this is where most seafood consumers are mistaken. Quality seafood is what we’re after, and to get the best quality of fish, always selecting the “fresh” option won’t produce the results you’re...
Fish Talk: Wild Alaskan Salmon - The Color Story
One of the most obvious ways you can begin to understand and appreciate the life your salmon lived while ranging far and wide in the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean is to simply look at the color of its meat. Our artisanal fleet of commercial trollers use a few different tools and techniques that have been handed down by previous generations to catch the Wild Alaskan Salmon we all love. It is the beginning of the carefully orchestrated process that we here at Catch Sitka conduct to bring this unique salmon bounty directly to your plate.