Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing for a Compliment 16
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 20
Richey’s Salmon Sense 22
Fish Alaska Recipe 92
Advertiser Index 94
Final Drift 98
Fish Alaska Travel: Hot Kings
by Terry Sheely
Seven days of the hottest king action in Sitka. Join “Bait” the halibut nose-biting terrier and Terry Sheely for this exciting week of productive saltwater fishing.
Lake Marie Lodge
by Stan Cunningham
Stan Cunningham ventures to the secluded and idyllic setting of Lake Marie Lodge, where the only fishermen he saw were the other lodge guests. Can you really catch too many “fish-of-a-lifetime?”
Fish Alaska All-Tackle: The Nushagak Knot
by Dave Kilhefner
One of the most successful tackle arrangements for fishing on the famous Nushagak River is demonstrated here by Dave Kilhefner.
Eggstra Special Salmon Baits
by Scott Haugen
Arguably the best natural bait in the world of salmon fishing, eggs require special care and handling for good results. Join Scott Haugen for a curing spree that will make the best baits for the best results.
Fish Alaska Saltwater: The Lure of Salmon
by Capt. “Tat” Tatterson
Capt. “Tat” Tatterson goes beyond the basics of catching salmon with this in-depth look at the science of location and timing.
Fish Alaska Fly: Hickman’s Party Boy Leech
by Jeff Hickman
Why fish with a boring fly when you can tie up this whammo wonder designed by celebrated fly designer and guide, Jeff Hickman.
Fish Alaska Safety: Part 5: Wilderness Survival
by Melissa Norris
Knowing what to do to keep yourself warm and dry are very important in any survival situation. Melissa Norris shows you how to build a shelter and start a fire using whatever (no matter how little) you’ve got to work with.
COVER / A beautiful king. © Brian Woobank