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December 2011

All About Valdez

Departments

Editor's Creel 6

Alaska Traveler 11

Fishing for a Compliment 12

Tackle Tech 18

Salmon Sense 20

EZ Limits: A Guide's Angle 22

Fish Alaska Fly 24

Fish Alaska Boats 26

Tight Lines 30

Fish Alaska Recipe 76

Advertiser Index 78

Final Drift 82

Special Section

Ten Gift Ideas For Anglers

This Holiday Season Fish Alaska editors give gift ideas for anglers. In a state where the whole family enjoys the outdoors, here are some gift ideas for family members who have it all.

Features 

At The End Of The Road 

by Troy Letherman 

Fish Alaska Editor Troy Letherman gives us an overview of the PWS community of Valdez.

Ravencroft Lodge: A Remote Port Fidalgo Fly-Out

by Troy Buzalsky 

With Valdez as its closest tie to civilization, Troy Buzalsky explores this Port Fidalgo fishing lodge
renovated from an old mining site.

The Big Weigh-In 

by Melissa Norris 

Publisher Melissa Norris tells you everything you need to know about fishing derbies in Valdez. Plus, the 2011 derby results.

Valdez: Where Silvers Turn to Gold

by Terry Sheely 

Terry Sheely checks out silver salmon fishing using two tried and true techniques with two
reputable charter companies.

North To Adventure 

by Marcus Weiner

Fish Alaska and North To Alaska hook up in Valdez. Publisher Marcus Weiner shares this tale
where his son Charlie experiences his first saltwater fishing.

There's So Much More 

by Karyn Ellingson

Karyn Ellingson shares tales from their Prince William Sound multi-day live aboard fishing and
sightseeing tours.