April 2010 | Spring Primer
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing for a Compliment 14
Tackle Tech 20
Salmon Sense 24
Reading Rivers 28
Fish Alaska Recipe 76
Advertiser Index 78
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special
Protecting Your Alaska Fishing Business Investment
by Tracy Knutson 71
Be aware of some of the issues in running your Alaska fishing business. Tracy Knutson teaches us what we need to know.
Fish Alaska Tactics: 10 Ways to Catch More Fish
by Dan Bonney
Dan Bonney lays out 10 guidelines that should produce more fish. That is if you follow them!
Fish Alaska Fly: Arsenal of Grayling Flies
by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
Best choices for killer grayling flies. Master fly fisher Pudge Kleinkauf picks 36 favorites for you.
Fish Alaska Travel: Escape!
by Andrew Cremata
A relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore Naha Bay with Andrew Cremata.
Noatak River Float Adventure
by Les Gara
A float/hiking adventure these four intrepid travelers won’t soon forget. The hiking was rough, and the fishing, well let’s just say it was tough. Les Gara takes you along and talks of returning.
Rites of Spring: Good Company & Wild Places
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. fishes steelhead with a group of friends. Snowshoes would have been handy, but the fish were fiesty and just in time for friend Mike’s birthday. Perfect.
COVER/Mark Edwards with a Naha Bay silver. © Andrew Cremata