Frederick Sound is located just north of Petersburg, Alaska, leading into the mouth of the Stikine River. The Stikine is among the longer rivers in Alaska; the salmon that spawn there must store up large amounts of fat in order to make the journey to the spawning grounds. As a result, these fish tend to have a high fat content relative to salmon from shorter rivers. Frederick Sound is also home to the Le Conte glacier; the southernmost tidewater glacier in Alaska.
Bob and Melinda began harvesting wild Alaskan salmon in 1985.In 1990, Bob built the Desire, which he named for his love of the fishing life.For him it meant migrating north to Alaska every summer with his wife and children to work together as a family, to live out of tiny harbors and towns, to drink in the beauty of the natural world.