Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 8
Fishing for a Compliment 12
Advertiser Index 92
Final Drift 98
Silvers & Sharks 71
A tale of frustration, fatigue, rough water, and the biggest Alaska fishing adventure of all: Salmon Sharks!
When you are using cut-plug salmon for bait, and your boat is surrounded by shark fins, it’s almost guaranteed to be the “trip of a lifetime.”
by Terry Sheely
The 40-Pound Roll
by Dave Kilhefner
Preparing and rigging plug-cut herring for deadly salmon results. Wear gloves!
by Scott Haugen
Scott Haugen shows you how to increase your catch-and-release salmon numbers this summer, and tells you why it’s okay to target pinks.
The Hasselborg Experience
by Chris Shaffer
Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska has some hot fishing. This little-known creek is smokin’!
Fishing with My Daughter
by Stan Cunningham
When a buddy canceled out on a trip to Alaska it was the best thing to ever happen to this father-daughter pair.
Monsters from the Deep
by E. Donnall Thomas
E. Donnall Thomas fly fishes beyond the top-water for these odd and exciting salt creatures.
10 Tips to Super-Braiding Salmon
by Andy Couch
Guide Andy Couch shares his expertise in the world of increased catches using super braid lines.
Alaska’s Other Saltwater Fish
by Ruta Vaskys & Martin Freed
Ruta Vaskys & Martin Freed discuss the merits and techniques of catching something other than salmon
or halibut in Alaska’s saltwater.
COVER / The ultimate challenge, the elusive salmon shark. © Swifty’s Alaskan Adventures