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October/November 2017

Fall Pleasure & Winter Play

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Fish Alaska Traveler 6 

Fish Alaska Creel 10 

Fish Alaska Gear Bag 12

Fish Alaska Online 14

Fishing for a Compliment 16

Fish Alaska Families 18

Salmon Sense 20

Fish Alaska Conservation 22

Fish Alaska Fly 24

Fish Alaska Boats 26

Fish Alaska Saltwater 30

Fish Alaska Stillwater 32 

Fish Alaska Recipe 70

Advertiser Index 73

Final Drift 74

COVER / George Krumm with a nice spoon-fed char. © George Krumm

The Backside of Admiralty 
by Terry W. Sheely 40

Contributing Editor Terry Sheely ventures to the backside of Admiralty Island, exploring the vast eastern shore and finding a plethora of unfished honey-holes every angler should know about.  

Spoon-feed ’Em
by George Krumm 46

Hard water and heavy metal are a match made in heaven, so enterprising ice anglers should take heed of this in-depth how-to from Contributing Editor George Krumm, which takes us through all the ins-and-outs of vertically jigging spoons for lake trout, Arctic char, rainbows and burbot. 

Building a DIY Ice Shelter 
by Joe Overlock 54

Having a cozy, comfortable shelter will allow you to spend more time on the ice this winter, which ultimately means more fish through the hole. Here Joe Overlock explains how to build a great shanty on a slim budget. 

Crossover Flies for Silver Salmon
by Angelo Peluso 60

Don’t get hemmed in by tradition; try some of these proven producers for silver salmon in Alaska and be prepared to haul in the chrome. Whether patterns designed for the saltwater species of the Atlantic coast to flies built for tropical flats, our coho love ’em all equally. 

Northern Pike Your Way 
by Mike Lunde 64

Late fall is a great time to chase Alaska’s water wolf, and Mike Lunde is here to detail the techniques, tactics, gear and rigging you’ll need to take pike all year long.

SPECIAL SECTION
Holiday Gift Guide - Part One 34

Here is a list of items on our wish list this season. Make your loved ones’ lives a bit easier by leaving this page opened with your desired gift circled. Also check out these gift ideas for Alaska’s fishing youth.