In this spell-bounding memoir fisheries biologist, Loren Flagg, recounts his journey from early Baystate upbringings to the Florida Everglades to Alaska's Cook Inlet and Kenai River. The path along the way is filled with hilarious tales as he and his fellow biologists tangle with logistics, plights and perils encountered in the world of fisheries biology. In the Everglades River of Grass Flagg dodges alligators, poisonous snakes, and a charging wild boar while attempting to conduct his work. Alaska beckons and soon Loren is fully engaged in the fish wars and oil battles of Cook Inlet. Kachemak Bay, the "Richest Bay in the World," is sold out to oil companies and Flagg plays a key role in Alaska's effort to "buy-back" the leases. When the Exxon Valdez goes on the rocks in Prince William Sound, he is called upon by the Kenai Peninsula Borough to head up the response team for the Cook Inlet area. Following retirement Loren becomes a sport fishing guide on the world famous Kenai River where, in pursuit of giant king salmon, he is witness to more humorous and exciting events.