August / September 2009 | Fall Fishing Special


Editor’s Creel 8

Alaska Traveler 12

Fishing for a Compliment 14

Haugen’s Tackle Tech 20

Richey’s Salmon Sense 24

Fish Alaska Boats 28

Reading Rivers 32

Fish Alaska Recipe 76

Advertiser Index 78

Final Drift 82

Fish Alaska Special

Rainbow Point 48

Photographer Jim Klug captures the beauty of rainbow fishing in the Copper River region.



Fish Alaska Travel: Fishing with the Bears 

by Scott Haugen

What event can thrill an experienced guide like Greg Brush? Fishing up-close and personal with a host of carnivores. Scott Haugen tells the tale.

Alaska Girls Take Silver 

by Jerry Wylie

These girls strap on their waders every year and compete in their own version of Alaska’s Autumn “Silver” Games. Jerry Wylie covers the “fierce” competition.

Late Season Rainbows 

by René Limeres

Contributing editor René Limeres has fished Alaska year-round and has some advice for anyone wanting to find those extra-fat, late season beauties.

The Icy Gate of Glacier Bay 

by Terry Sheely

A hidden trove of salmon and halibut await those who venture to the brink of scenic Glacier Bay. Join contributing editor Terry Sheely as he explores the region by boat and plane, fishing both salt- and freshwaters.

COVER/Brian Woobank with a lovely trout. © Ray Irvin Background photo © Jim Klug