Michael J. Lunde

Lunde is a passionate sport angler originally from Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  During his undergraduate career, Lunde took particular interest to fish physiology, conservation genetics, fisheries management, and journalism.  He graduated with a B.S. in Fisheries Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012.  Through his 6 consecutive years living in Alaska, Lunde worked seasonally as a fisheries technician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) in Soldotna, guided professionally for various fishing lodge operations on the Talachulitna and Kenai River systems, contributed popular articles to sport-fishing magazine publications, and supervised employees while working as an Assistant Fishing Department Manager at Sportsman’s Warehouse. His recent work has been published in Fish Alaska, Alaska Sporting Journal, Salmon & Steelhead Journal, Steelheader’s Journal, Fisheries, as well as many other popular sport fishing magazine publications. Lunde is also a contributing editor for the Brookwood Press, a publication company based out of Portland, Oregon. At present, Lunde is preparing two books for later release, a book about fly fishing for king salmon entitled Chinook Salmon: The Legacy of a King and a comprehensive angling guide for the Parks Highway in Alaska. Also, Lunde is an accomplished fly tier and Spey casting enthusiast. When not fishing or on the water, Lunde is an avid fitness fanatic with a passion to compete in powerlifting events.

Current position – Fisheries Technician, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK