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October / November 2012

All Ice Special

Departments

Editor’s Creel 6

Alaska Traveler  8

Gear Bag 10

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 Slillwater 32

Tight Lines 34

Fish Alaska Recipe 78

Advertiser Index 80

Final Drift 82


Fish Alaska Special

Great gift ideas for anglers from the editors and staff of Fish Alaska.

Features

How to Keep Your Reels in Top Shape

by Scott Haugen 

Contributing Editor Scott Haugen shares his tips for reel care, and choosing the right line for them.

How to Approach a New Lake

by George Krumm 

Learn the techniques used by Contributing Editor George Krumm when he is preparing to fish an unfamiliar lake system.

Ice Fishing Tactics 101

by Steve Meyer 

Expert ice angler Steve Meyer takes a look at strategies and lures that can make your next trip a success.

The Perfect Storm

by Butch and Jehn Ehmann 

Butch and Jehnifer Ehmann explore the lures, species, weather, line and depth of the perfect ice-fishing expedition.

The Three-Point Approach to Catching More & Bigger Fish Through the Ice 

by Jason Durham 

Jason Durham looks at the changes and advancements in ice-fishing technology and tactics.

Fish the Basin 

by John Schandelmeier 

John Schandelmeier takes us to some great fishing locations that are often underfished in the summer, leading to some great catches in the wintertime.