Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 12
Book Review 14
Fishing for a Compliment 16
Advertiser Index 76
Fish Recipe 78
Baked Scallop Zonkers
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special Section
Afognak Island 62
The best-kept secret in the Kodiak Island system, Afognak Island sits just north of the main island, but its
sheltered coastline is home to some tremendous freshwater and certainly hot saltwater adventures.
by René Limeres
Make a Travel Lanyard-Tacklebox
by Dave Kilhefner
When a PFD is mandatory, wearing a fishing vest is impossible. Here’s an easy solution that’s also a great
project to do with kids.
Choosing the Right Boat
by Marcus Weiner
Publisher Marcus Weiner takes you through the pros and cons of finding the right watercraft for your fishing adventures.
The Art of Fishing Spinners
by Chris Schaffer
From trout to salmon, here are some spinners that are very effective in both fresh and salt water.
Great Northern Pike
by Jerry M. Wylie
Not everyone’s cup of tea, the ferocious northern pike of Alaska will gulp down most everything, even this author’s reluctance to fish for them.
Tributary Rainbows of the Talachulitna
by Mo Tidemanis
Mo Tidemanis skirts the famous Talachulitna River in search of beautiful rainbows and the occasional king salmon.
A Season of Trout
by editor Troy Letherman
A stunning portrait of the beautiful rainbows of Alaska.
Feathers & Ice
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Fly-fishing glacier run-off? You bet! The action is fast and furious when E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. rigs up in this unlikely scenario.
COVER / A rainbow falls for a flesh fly. © Troy Letherman