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Join naturalist Casey Anderson on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to the "bear paradise" of Alaska's Katmai National Park and Kodiak Island where he learns the remarkable techniques and mind-blowing fishing strategies that he will teach to his best friend Brutus, a nine-hundred pound grizzly bear. Casey's adventure, from the frontcountry of Katmai's Brooks Falls to the deep backcountry of Kodiak's Fraser Lake, reveals a pristine ecosystem home to the largest bears on the planet. But as Casey discovers, the most fascinating aspect of this wild "Eden" is the relationship between the salmon and the bears that fish for them. Hoping to share the wealth of his journey with his best friend back in Montana, Casey guides his bear Brutus through incremental fishing challenges acted out in their backyard. Through the step-by-step training program developed by Casey, Brutus is transformed into a "fishing bear" like his Alaskan cousins. Transported along this mesmerizing journey, audiences will be treated to breathtaking natural history sequences, comic breakout scenarios, and an altogether unforgettable story filled with dynamic characters set against the stunning backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness.