Publishers’ Note 5
Guest Editorial 6
Jim Repine on Catch-and-Release
Fishing News 10
Fishing with Bears
Fishing For A Compliment 14
Featured Fish Recipe 74
Teriyaki Salmon with Habanero Honey
Advertiser Index 75
Fish Alaska Services Guide 76
The Final Drift 82
The Problem with Living in Alaska
Fly Tying Basics Part II
by Rich Johnson
Fly-tying expert Rich Johnson guides you through the basics for the winter season.
By Troy Letherman
Salmon and trophy-size rainbows are yours at this world-class angling destination located along the Kenai River in Sterling.
By Joe J. Warren
This flyfishing jewel of southwest Alaska offers up predators galore.
By Scott Haugen
Winter or summer, untapped fishing opportunities abound in this harsh, but beautiful environment.
Redoubt No Doubt
By Melissa Norris
Solitude, grandeur and fabulous fishing surrounded by Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Klutina: A River of Opportunity
By John E. Smelcer
Remote but reachable, the Klutina system compares to the Kenai–50 years ago!
Profile: C.D. Clarke
By Jim Repine
Real-life experiences enrich this artist’s work.
Fish Baranof Island
Fish Alaska magazine publisher Marcus Weiner visits the wealth of fishing opportunities in southeast Alaska. With knowledgeable guides and salt and freshwater fish to chase-let the fun begin!
COVER/ Ken Wright poses with a silver salmon. © Wayne Norris