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December 2014

Experience Sitka.

Departments

Alaska Traveler            6

Editor's Creel            8

Gear Bag            10

Fish Alaska Online        12

Fishing for a Compliment        14

Tackle Tech            18

Salmon Sense            20

EZ Limits: A Guide's Angle        22

Fish Alaska Fly            24

Fish Alaska Boats            26

Fish Alaska Saltwater        30

Fish Alaska Stillwater        34

Fish Alaska Recipe        70

Advertiser Index            72

Final Drift            74

COVER / 2014 Sportsman's Warehouse contest winner Eric Ward and his dad Bill. That's a huge 21-pound silver Eric's holding. © Marcus Weiner

 

Features

Seven Days of the Mist Cove by Terry Sheely

On a weeklong sojourn mapped out by The Boat Company, contributing editor Terry Sheely boards the 157-foot M/V Mist Cove, pokes into bays, straits, coves, waterfalls and other unforgettables and eventually takes in a mélange of salmon, halibut, trout, whales, bears, hot springs, glaciers, day-hikes and more on a pure Southeast adventure.  


A Drawing Togetherby Andrew Cremata 

Encountering that unique Southeast hospitality, Andrew Cremata sets to task building a one-of-a-kind Sitka experience at Vonnie’s, where a day’s outstanding angling is followed with care, conversation and down-home comforts while sitting on the deck overlooking the dormant face of Mount Edgecombe and the peerless expanse of the Pacific Ocean.


Coho Rodeo by Marcus Weiner 

Finding a Sitka-sized haul of lings, rockfish, flatties and of course, big, bright bunches of silvers, publisher Marcus Weiner brings the Sportsman’s Warehouse contest winners to sample the action from Kingfisher Charters and Lodge in Sitka and soon learns the backend of the summer angling here is just as good as the first half.    


The Sitka Experience by Troy Letherman 

Alaska’s fifth-largest city is hard to beat as a top-notch destination for your next Alaska adventure, and here we explore all the fishing potential, from wilderness stream angling off the area’s 17 miles of road to the blistering hot salmon and halibut fishery that lies within sight of town, all of it watched over by towering Mount Edgecombe.

 

COVER / 2014 Sportsman's Warehouse contest winner Eric Ward and his dad Bill. That's a huge 21-pound silver Eric's holding. ©Marcus Weiner