Editor’s Creel 8
Alaska Traveler 12
Fishing for a Compliment 16
Tackle Tech 22
Salmon Sense 24
Fish Alaska Boats 26
Reading Rivers 30
Advertiser Index 78
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special
FA Reader Recipe Contest
by Melissa Norris 70
The finalists in the 2009 Fish Alaska Reader Recipe Contest cook off at the Kincaid Grill with spectacular (and delicious) results. The winner is revealed and recipes for all finalists are included. Try one tonight!
Nushagak River Journal: Silvers
by Troy Letherman
Editor Troy Letherman schools up at the Nushagak River for a silver lesson.
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Prince of Wales Island gives up some secrets to E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. in this fly rod adventure.
Fish Alaska Travel : Anatomy of a Float Trip
by Marcus Weiner
Get ready for the time of your life on an Alaska river float. Publisher Marcus Weiner provides pointers on the Arolik.
by Andrew Cremata
Skagwayite Andrew Cremata explores his backyard with an eye toward the new.
Return to the Situk
by Les Gara
The legend of the Situk River continues with Les Gara exploring this famous steelhead area.
by Scott Haugen
Interior Alaska produces some of the most exciting predator fish to be found. From monster pike to the “tarpon of the North” Scott Haugen gets a grip on his dream.
by Jim Klug
It is convenient that fish like to congregate where it is most beautiful in Alaska. Here photographer Jim Klug presents the Alaska fishing experience.
COVER/Jason Chew with a Nush silver. © Troy Letherman