Alaska Fish Wars

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 4.8  (27)

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?

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Seasons
Last Captain Standing
6. Last Captain Standing
February 17, 2014
The salmon fishing season comes to a close, but not before the crews give it a last-ditch effort. Unfortunately for Captain Wes, his day may be over before it even begins.
Monster Haul
5. Monster Haul
February 10, 2014
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.
Against the Tide
4. Against the Tide
February 3, 2014
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.
Into the Hot Zone
3. Into the Hot Zone
January 27, 2014
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.
Rock the Boat
2. Rock the Boat
January 20, 2014
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.
Rush the Line
1. Rush the Line
January 13, 2014
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.
Description

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 series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on February 8, 2013.

Where to Watch Alaska Fish Wars

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 and Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    February 8, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (27)