How Brown Bears Fish The Falls The Falls on Brooks River are a physical barrier to the countless salmon trying to swim upstream to spawn each summer. So if you’re a hungry bear, you should gather there to catch lunch (and breakfast. And dinner.) The sheer number of jumpers might confuse you so try to
“This is my story. I am Grazer’s cub, the lil one, you know me as Peanut! Today was a very exciting day for me. I caught my first salmon in the Riffles. My mom Grazer caught a salmon and was eating it on a rock in the Riffles all by herself! I was so hungry,
Summertime Fish Are Jumpin’ Out! Let’s hear it for salmon! The unsung heroes of Katmai National Park, their need to spawn leads them to Brooks Falls where they try to make the jump. The less fortunate ones become fresh fish for brown bears looking for lunch. Watch them live on our Brooks Falls Brown Bear
A large and dominant male bear will sometimes catch and eat more than 30 fish per day. Smaller bears that cannot compete for the best fishing spots, or bears that are less skilled at fishing, may catch and eat considerably less fish. Watch brown bears exclusively here!
By: Mike Fitz Motivated by an overwhelming genetic urge to reproduce, hundreds of thousands of salmon overcome Brooks Falls to reach their spawning site. On bear cam, while we watch their repeated leaps, salmon demonstrate great determination and persistence. To reach their spawning grounds, they’ll try, try, and try some more. On the underwater cam,