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Every year, the price of wild salmon increases. More and more fishermen are heading out in search of their hefty haul. Often that means heading to Alaska, whose schools of prized salmon race by year after year. Alaska Fish Wars feature the great migration of Pacific Ocean salmon, who battle hundreds of rivers and streams throughout Cook Inlet looking for a suitable place to spawn. Watch Captain Gavin Koehane, Captain Wes Humbyrd, Captain Dino Sutherland, and Captain Taylor Evenson as they attempt to claim their fair share of these great Alaskan salmon.

On Alaska Fish Wars, these captains only have a few short months to make their annual profits. In order to walk away with their prize of the Sockeye salmon run, they must first survive mechanical failures, state patrols, heavy tides, deadly weather, and their own personal failings. And while the prices continue to increase, so does their competition.

Will these honest fishermen win the day and bring back a small fortune to their loved ones? How many will pack up and head home before the day is done?

Alaska Fish Wars is a Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Sports, Talk & Interview, Travel series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on February 8, 2013. It has mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

Alaska Fish Wars is available for streaming on the National Geographic Wild website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alaska Fish Wars on demand at Amazon, Google Play online.

Fridays 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic Wild
2 Seasons, 9 Episodes
February 8, 2013
Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Sports, Talk & Interview, Travel
4.7/10
Cast: Dan Anderson, Wes Humbyrd, Gavin Keohane
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Alaska Fish Wars Full Episode Guide

  • Fatigue and lack of patience has set in for the crews. Captain Dino lets his crew recharge, but ends up in dangerous waters without a deckhand in sight. Like Dino, each crew hits a wall of mistakes and obstacles, but walk away with monster hauls.

  • The infamous tides of Cook Inlet wreak havoc on the fishermen. Taylor destroys his drive shaft in shallow waters and spends the rest of the day repairing his boat, but Captain Dino reaps a big reward after leaving port early.

  • Each captain makes the critical decision on where to drop their nets. Some heed reports of the hot zone, while others defy the crowds. With an onslaught of fish around them, it's a race against the clock to cast their nets before the fish flee.

  • After success on opening day, the men hope to fill their boats a second time around. Some of the captains bank profitable results, but others begin to second guess their skills, while faulty gear plagues a few of the men.

  • With the season upon them, the commercial salmon captains of Cook Inlet are ready to spring into action. The stakes are high as each fisherman has something to prove this season with the salmon run predicted to be one of the largest in history.

  • Dan seeks help from his 11-year-old son; Gavin fishes more north than he expected; and Wes hits the jackpot moments after casting his nets.

  • The Night's Edge crew has broken hydraulics on their boat; Dan gets the jackpot; Gavin runs aground.

  • 400 vessels race to fish for wild Alaskan salmon. Get a firsthand look at the competition while aboard three different boats.