Great Big PhotoBooks of Alaska Fishing

Alaska Fishing Gold Rush of the 1980s 





Coffee-Table PhotoBook, the "black-&-white documentary" of a unique and fleeting era in Alaska fishing history.

Previously published stories written in the '80s—plus new overview chapters—capturing the voices of fishermen in the middle of the fishing frenzy that destroyed their time-honored way of life. Puts you in the middle of the action as the upheaval in the longline fisheries—halibut and black-cod—unfolds before your eyes, pushed hard by changes in the salmon-troll fishery as well.
>500 B&W photos


Originally a 9x12 with coated photo paper—
Now available more affordably as 8"x10" in hard- or softcover, uncoated paper stock.

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Order B&W Gold Rush Book Here–Hardcover

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4th Edition, 2020 – Reformatted from coffee-table 9x12 to 10x8 with no material lost, now more affordable plus also available in hard- or softcover. 395 pages, some 500 vintage black-&-white photos and 20 stories previously published in the fish papers of the day—Alaska Fisherman's Journal and Pacific Fishing magazine. Includes "The Day of the Derby," story and photos of the near-sinking during a 24-hr halibut opening as long seen in Seattle restaurants Anthony's at SeaTac Airport and Chinook's at Fishermen's Terminal in historic Ballard.