Publishers’ Note 6
Editor’s Creel 8
Fishing for a Compliment 14
Book Review 16
Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
Gear Review 18
Got the Gear? Get the Bag!
Featured Fish Recipe 84
Millennium Hotel’s Blackened Salmon
Advertiser Index 86
Final Drift 90
Prizefishing: The Derbies of Southeast
by Doug Wilson
Catching a fish of a lifetime can be more rewarding if you remember to purchase a derby ticket. Here are some of the opportunities available.
Redux: Seward Salmon Derby
by Dave Atcheson
Seward’s Silvers, then and now.
Date with a Shee
by Tyler Klaes
Chasing northwest Alaska’s most enigmatic sport fish.
by Jim Repine
When the water is frozen and the fish are asleep,
where do die-hard Alaska fishermen go?
Cast & Crew
by John Erskine
A five-day adventure of a lifetime into the wilds and into the fish of the Skwentna River.
Fishing the RightFly?
by Tony Weaver, Illustrations by Linda Lockhart
With thousands of flies to choose from, here is a Fish Alaska exclusive that will help you decide what to tie, what to fish and when.
COVER/ Casting into the sunset. © Brian O’Keefe