Editor’s Creel 6
Fishing For a Compliment 12
Tackle Tech 18
Salmon Sense 20
EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle 22
Fish Alaska Boats 28
Fish Alaska Fly 34
Tight Lines 36
Fish Alaska Recipe 84
Advertiser Index 86
Final Drift 88
Fish Alaska Travel: Yakutat Salt
by Gary Lewis
Join Gary Lewis as he traipses into the muskeg for a legendary fish, catches cod from the bank and prospects the shallows off Point Carrew for halibut in the lee of the storm.
by Stan Cunninghma
The remote Southeast experience is epitomized at Pybus Point. With overcast skies and glassy waters, Stan Cunningham gets to the heart of the matter with this saltwater expedition.
Fish Alaska Saltwater: Light Tackle Halibut
by JD Richey
JD Richey loves to fish for big critters with tiny tackle. The fight is on with these big halibut, using salmon gear and an arsenal of jigging spoons that imitate baitfish.
Fish Alaska Technique: Slinging Hardware for Silvers
by Scott Haugen
Aggressive, abundant and easily targeted with hardware this time of year, silver salmon start their peak runs now and Scott Haugen shows you what to fish with and how to.
Halibut in the Shallows
by Joe Byers
Joe Byers had heard of catching big halibut in shallow water, but here is proof that the best action in the salt may be right under your boat . . . and if the water is clear enoughyou might even get to watch!
COVER/Pybus Point gives up a yelloweye rockfish. Photo © Stan Cunningham