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April 2004

Big Water, Big Trout

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Creel 8

The Alaska Traveler 12

Fishing News 16

Part 3 of 3

Book Review 18

Fishing For A Compliment 20

Gear Review 20

Got Shades?

Fish Alaska Services Guide 76

Advertiser Index 78

Fish Recipe 80

Quartz Creek Lodge Halibut

The Final Drift 82

I lied to a fish.

Features

The Multi-Rod Advantage 

by Scott Haugen 

An exclusive Fish Alaska how-to for steelheaders with Scott Haugen.

Fish Galore from Baranof Island 

by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. 

Beautiful Baranof Island is the backdrop for this nonstop fresh and saltwater fishing action.

Stoney River Lodge 

by Mo Tidemanis 

Explore the unexplored and unexpected. Beyond the crowds you will find this wonderland of relaxing, getaway freshwater fishing.

Big Water, Big Trout 

by Marcus Weiner 

Publisher Marcus Weiner takes you to the legendary Naknek River for some smokin' rainbow fishing.

Alexander Archipelago 

by Greg Thomas 

Awesome steelhead are the quarry and Greg Thomas has just that in mind on this journey through southeast Alaska's big trout water.

The Yak Pak 

by Melissa Norris 

Publisher Melissa Norris and a few good friends explore the fresh and saltwater surrounding Yakutat.

COVER/Showing off a bright steelhead in the light of a setting sun. © Scott Haugen