Taku River Reds™ would not be possible without the dedication and passion of our fishermen who share our desire to produce the highest quality wild Alaska salmon possible.
F/V Heather Anne
Tyson has been chasing salmon with fly-rods, cameras, frying pans, and nets for as long as he could walk. As the skipper of the Fishing Vessel Heather Anne he is now chasing salmon with his twin boys Nate and Riley. When not fishing, Tyson has long been active in fish policy and protecting the habitat salmon need to survive and for fishing communities to thrive.
Jev & Martin Shelton
F/V Kirsten Anna
Jev began fishing at an early age in Washington State where he grew up. A school teacher, he eventually pursued an opportunity to relocate to Juneau, Alaska in the early 1970s where he still lives with his wife, Kay. Jev soon made fishing a full-time priority and got involved in local and regional fishery management issues, including helping negotiate the Pacific Salmon Treaty between the US and Canada.
With fishing a central part of their family life, it's perhaps no surprise that one of Jev's sons, Martin, now fishes with his father, Jev, and captains the F/V Kirsten Anna.