Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 14
Fishing for a Compliment 18
Fish Recipe 72
Mykel’s Pinenut & Basil-Crusted Salmon
Advertiser Index 74
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special Section
Fish Cooper Landing 64
The gateway to the mighty Kenai River system, Cooper Landing is scenic, small and friendly. Oh, and did we mention the fishing?
by Marcus Weiner
by David Zoby
Here’s a university every fisherman should attend. Kenai Fishing Academy in Soldotna on the Kenai River was established to educate anyone who uses the river. It’s fun and the food is fabulous. Here’s how to attend.
Run Timing the Mighty Kenai River
by Greg Brush
Expert guide Greg Brush tells you when and where to fish the famous Kenai River.
Private Journeys on Public Water
by Troy Letherman
Join editor Troy Letherman for his exploration of this most popular of Southcentral fishing meccas.
Just One More Fish
by Tyson O’Connell
Tyson O’Connell is a guide on the Alaska Peninsula all summer long. But when his friends call from the Kenai—he’s there in record time for some hot trout action.
Date with a King
by Dave Atcheson
Your first king is always special. When you add your first date to that equation, the event couldn’t be less than spectacular. The Kenai provided writer Dave Atcheson with just that experience.
Russian River Sockeye
by Jerry Wylie
Jerry Wylie shares his obsession for the fighting reds of the beautiful Russian River. Just up-water from the Kenai.
COVER / The late Curt Trout with Dusty Byrd and a Kenai River rainbow. © Jeremy Boy