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June 2010

Saltwater Secrets

Departments

Editor's Creel 8 

Alaska Traveler 12 

Fishing for a Compliment 14 

Tackle Tech 20 

Salmon Sense 24 

Tight Lines 28 

Fish Alaska Recipe 86 

Advertiser Index 88 

Final Drift 90 

Fish Alaska Special 

Fillet 101

by A.E. Poyner 58 

Making the most of your catch with A. E. Poynor.

Features

Fish Alaska Travel: Chignik’s Big Secret

by Mark Emery 

Fly fishing for saltwater bottomfish? You bet! On the beautiful Alaska Peninsula in Southwest, surrounded by mountains, wildlife and pristine water, Mark Emery reels them in.

Fish Alaska Fly: Effective Terminal Rigs for Kings  

Essential and precise rigging are required in order to land that  trophy king of a lifetime on a fly rod. Mike Lunde discusses the best systems for conventional and Spey fly excursions.

Fish Alaska How-to: Fillet a Salmon 

by Doug Wilson 

Catching one is just the beginning. Here are 8 steps that will get you to the finest quality fillets. Doug Wilson and Rob Cannon show you how.

10 Tips for Dungeness Crabbing  

by Scott Haugen 

Recreational crabbing is one of the fastest growing segments of the fishing world. Here Scott Haugen gives you some great tips to help get you started.

Fish Alaska Saltwater: Kings of Montague 

by Capt Tat Tatterson 

Liberal limits and no annual cap make these kings worth the journey. Diehard Seward king Captain T.A. “Tat” Tatterson IV takes you to a beautiful bounty of silver royalty.

Fish Alaska Travel: Tugboat Vagabonds

by Terry Sheely 

Juneau tugfitters chase hot Southeast fishing, crabbing, and fun. Join Terry Sheely on this luxurious free-form fishing expedition.

 

COVER/ Halibut fishing is a whole new sport when targeted with a flyrod in shallow water. © Mark Emery