Cowboys of the Sea is a one hour special shot in High Definition which chronicles the 2006 sockeye salmon commercial fishing season in Bristol Bay, Alaska by following the adventures of three distinctive fish captains. For six weeks every summer, the small and tranquil Naknek River mouth becomes a bustling epicenter of commercial salmon fishing. Hundreds of fishermen from all over the world come to Naknek every year to stake their claims. The fishing district is small (defined by Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game and enforced by the Alaska State Troopers), and the payoff can be huge (captains have been known to make six figure incomes over these six weeks). The result is one of the most competitive fishing seasons in existence. All three captains must battle the elements, the fiery competition, the law, and their own set of circumstances as this action-packed hour of television unfolds.