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December 2010

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Departments

Editor’s Creel 6 

Fish Alaska Traveler 10 

Fishing For A Compliment 12 

Tackle Tech 16 

Salmon Sense 20 

Fish Alaska Boats 22 

Tight Lines 28 

Fish Alaska Recipe 78 

Advertiser Index 80 

Final Drift 82

Fish Alaska Special

Fishing at Land’s End

by Troy Letherman 34

Where to start on your Homer Odyssey? Here are some suggestions from FA editor Troy Letherman to get you started–and keep you hooked on this fishing mecca.

Features

Fish Alaska Travel: Mahalo from Homer

by Kathy Anderson 

There seems to be some confusion about where the 49th and the 50th states divide. Associate publisher Kathy Anderson finds a bit of the Aloha state just off the end of the Kenai Peninsula.

Gore Point

by Christine Cunningham 

Are you good enough to fish the wildest water you’ve ever seen and bring up some of the most vicious fish out there? Christine Cunningham answers that question and comes up with an armload of toothy, fighting action.

Total Immersion

by Andrew Cremata 

Write your own fishing brochure when you travel in luxury aboard the Venturess. Leave all your cares behind and join Andrew Cremata for one of the most satisfying get-aways on Alaska waters.

The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World 

by Les Palmer

There is a reason that Homer holds this title. Join Les Palmer and catch some chickens and some barndoors while you enjoy the view.

Fish Alaska All-Tackle: The Other “Hawgs” of Homer

by Capt. Tat Tatterson 

It’s not all about the halibut. Capt.“Tat” Tatterson wants you to know there are lots of other “hawgs” out there just about year-round upon which to try your fishing skills.

 

COVER/One of our favorite Mauricians, Dave Jenner, with a nice 80+ pound halibut caught with Bob’s Trophy Charters in Homer. Photo © Melissa Norris