About Us

Tom and BJ at Alaskan subsistence campYour hosts: Tom and BJ

Tom and BJ Gray grew up in the area you will fish in. Tom has fished the river system since the early 1970’s. He started a reindeer herd in the early 1980’s put Tom in rural Alaska year around. In the mid 1990’s the herd crashed and we decided to put our efforts into fishing and hunting. The fishing lodge began as an Alaskan subsistence camp. This has kept us in the Alaskan country all of our lives.

 Alaskan subsistence camp at sunset

Home-Cooked Meals Included

BJ (Toms wife of 35 years) is your hostess and will be doing all the cooking. Aside from keeping the fish camp in line she found time to raise 3 kids. We have raised our family during the summer at the camp you will be at. Now our grandchildren spend time with us at the camp.

Home cooked meals at the Fishing LodgeOur home started as an Alaskan subsistence camp and has evolved to include some fishing and hunting there during the summer. We still do our subsistence fish cutting and such, but with fish guiding wrapped around it.Eskimo with Grayling

Through the seasons we gather native foods in the Eskimo tradition. In the summer we pick greens, berries and cut dry fish. In the Fall, there is moose and whale hunting. We make native foods out of all we catch. In the winter, we harvest king crab though the ice with crap pots. We put a couple muskox in the freezer by March. Spring brings us into seal hunting. In mid-May, we hunt ducks and geese.

We will share a slice of our life with you while you are staying at the Alaskan Northwest Adventures Camp.