Before Alaska became the 50th State in the Union, it was a rough and tumble wilderness. That's where the rugged Boyd Emerson (Joel McCrea)has beenknocking about trying to seek his fortune. When panning for gold didn't pan out, Boyd got involved in the salmon fishing game and took up with Cherry Mallotte (Evelyn Brent). Now Boyd is torn between the worldly Cherry and his sweetheart back home (Jean Arthur) and some bad guys are trying to ruin his business. Can he catch the right amount of fish and chose the right bride?