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June 2013

Saltwater Special

Department

Alaska Traveler    6

Editor’s Creel    8

Gear Bag  10

Fishing for a Compliment  18

Tackle Tech  22

Salmon Sense  24

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle  26

Fish Alaska Fly  28

Fish Alaska Boats  30

Fish Alaska Saltwater  32

Fish Alaska Stillwater  34

Flying Alaska  36

Recipe  100

Advertiser Index  102

Final Drift  106

Special Section

Camp Cooking

by Melissa Norris  90

Going remote doesn’t have to mean skimping on your dining, and here Fish Alaska publisher Melissa Norris relates your guide to fine wilderness cuisine.

Features 

Captain’s Choice: The Pro’s Guide to Alaska Saltwater

by Troy Letherman 

Editor Troy Letherman asks some of Alaska’s veteran saltwater captains where in our great state they’d rather be fishing—if not so busy hauling in spectacular catches for their clients from their home ports, that is.

A Day on the Edge 

by Steve Meyer 

Setting out from Homer, join Steve Meyer for an action-filled day of saltwater adventure, targeting halibut and rockfish at the edge of the Gulf of Alaska.

Vertical Jigging 

by JD Richey 

Veteran author and Fish Alaska contributing editor JD Richey takes you inside this increasingly popular technique for wrangling the tastiest creatures from the sea.

Neets Bay Salmon 

by Terry Sheely 

Locally referred to as “Sarah,” the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association hatchery in Neets Bay is responsible for a few million salmon that fill fish boxes from Wrangell to Ketchikan, Point Baker to Hollis.

Admiralty Island, Wilderness of Plenty 

by Howard Jensen 

Come along with author Howard Jensen as he explores the bountiful saltwater angling opportunities while fishing from one of southeast Alaska’s wilderness outposts, where there is as much to see as there is to catch.

SPECIAL SECTION

The Art of Ray Troll 

by George Krumm 

You’ve seen the artwork, of course, probably on a t-shirt but maybe also hanging on a gallery wall or even driving through Anchorage on the sides of ADF&G’s mobile classroom. Meet the man behind some of the most singularly Alaskan art you can find.