Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing for a Compliment 14
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 18
Richey’s Salmon Sense 22
Fish Alaska Recipe 84
Advertiser Index 86
Final Drift 90
Fish Alaska Special
Kayak Salmon Sharks
By Howard McKim
Extreme fishing? You bet! Howard McKim hunts some of the largest predators in Alaska saltwater from the smallest floating craft you can imagine. Only for the strong of constitution, this adventure will be sure to get your heart pumping!
Fish Alaska Travel: Zachar Bay
by Judy Florman
Beautiful, restful, and yes, full of salt and freshwater action. Here’s a remote location that keeps ’em coming back year after year. Join Judy Florman for this idyllic, relaxing excursion.
Fish Alaska All-Tackle: Custom Corkies
by Dave Kilhefner
Paint a raft of corkies and beads for your box. Dave Kilhefner shows you how.
by Scott Haugen
Muddy waters won’t stop the intrepid steelheader. Scott Haugen demonstrates how to make the most of spring fishing for this elusive early prize.
Little Lures, Big Fish
by Terry Sheely
Terry Sheely has some tiny favorites that produce big results. Here he shares the secret weapons in his tackle box and shows you the best way to fish them.
Fish Alaska Fly: Furled Maddis
by Scott Sanchez
Inspired by a Japanese fly, Scott Sanchez adapts materials and techniques to simulate both midges and caddis.
Driving Grayling Airborne
by G.B. Barnard 46
Fish spring topwater with G.B. Barnard for the beautiful and hungry grayling that glitter their way through the pristine freshwater lakes of Alaska at breakup.
Fish Alaska Safety: Part 4 in Series: Marine Safety
by Melissa Norris
Choose the right gear for your water expedition. Here are some suggestions for what to have on board in an emergency.
COVER / Allen Sansano with a salmon shark caught from a kayak in Valdez. © Howard McKim