Alaska Traveler 6
Editor’s Creel 8
Gear Bag 10
Fish Alaska Online 12
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 Stillwater 32
Fish Alaska How-To 34
Advertiser Index 72
Final Drift 74
Yak Pak Reunion by Marcus Weiner
Eleven years removed from their initial outing, Fish Alaska publisher Marcus Weiner and crew reunite on the Situk River for a flurry of steelhead fishing action, and remember along the way that good times, good people and a great river make for the perfect combination.
Certain expectations attend any angling trip to Alaska, and throughout a multi-day angling adventure from Horizon West in Sitka, author Andrew Cremata takes time to point out that friends, family, fish and all the tings under a bright summer sun are just individual pieces to a greater whole.
Southeast’s Freshwater Paradise by Scott Haugen
While southeast Alaska is known for its rich saltwater action, don’t overlook the myriad rivers and streams of the region, where the fishing, beauty and solitude can be second to none.
Slammin’ Salmon on the Kanektok by George Krumm
Out on the western Alaska tundra, Fish Alaska‘s George Krumm takes to the two-hander in search of the coho salmon, finding more than just explosive angling is available at Deneki Outdoors’ Alaska West on the Kanektok River.
On the Road in Kodiak by Tom Watson
While the road system fisheries of southcentral Alaska get a lot of press — and pressure — Tom Watson journeys to the Emerald Isle and discovers ample opportunity to pursue a variety of species, all just a short step from the car.
COVER/ Situk steelhead bring anglers back again and again. © Brian Woobank