October / November 2009
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 12
Fishing for a Compliment 16
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 22
Fish Alaska Boats 26
Reading Rivers 30
Fish Alaska Recipe 76
Advertiser Index 78
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special
Derby Roundup 74
Did you enter a fishing derby this summer? Want to know how big the winning fish was? And who caught it? Here are all the winners in one place!
Fish Alaska Travel: Grand Adventure on the Koktuli
by Les Palmer
Veteran fisherman Les Palmer leads this expedition for three generations on the Koktuli River.
Little Boy Creeks
by René Limeres
Some of our most priceless memories are fishing with dad (or mom). Here are some suggestions to get you out with your kids and share your passion for fishing with them. René Limeres brings it all back (and forward).
Streaming into Thorne Bay
by Scott Haugen
Scott Haugen takes a trip to beautiful Southeast for a wide variety of virtually untouched fresh and saltwater fishing.
by Andrew Cremata
We turned Andrew Cremata loose on the charming town of Ketchikan to see what he’d do there . . . quite a lot of exploring and fishing (of course).
Fish Alaska Fly: The “Lawyer” Fly
So good it’s bad–the Egg-Sucking Leech has got to be the fly of choice for Alaska fly fishermen. G.B. Barnard shows how it’s done properly for great results with a spey rod.
COVER/A perfect chrome coho. © Jim Klug