December 2004 | Special Destinations Issue, The Nushagak River System
Editor’s Creel 6
The Alaska Traveler 8
Reader’s Lines 10
Getting the Bite
Fishing For A Compliment 12
Fish Alaska Services Guide 76
Advertiser Index 77
Fish Recipe 78
Petite Filet with Three Peppercorn Sauce & Alaskan Seafood Strudel with Crayfish Butter Sauce
Final Drift 82
The Nushagak River System An overview of this 10,000-square-mile fishing wonderland,complete with map, how to get there, where to stay and lots of other hot tips.
By Troy Letherman
Nush Kings on the Fly
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
A premier destination for Alaska’s most challenging fly rod quarry. E. Donnall Thomas, Jr., takes you there.
Boon-Dogging Alaska Kings
By Terry Sheely
Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when there’s action like these silver shooters?
by Marcus Weiner
Alaska’s largest king run is followed by a pack of silvers that are every bit as eager to take your line.
Publisher Marcus Weiner finds all the action.
by Editor Troy Letherman
Even though most fishermen release their catch on this river, there are things that are certainly meant to be kept.
By Les Gara
The Chilikadrotna River provides more than just spectacular fishing for this floating expedition.
The Other Nush
by J.D. Richey
Host to 5 species of Pacific Salmon, the Nushagak also offers an abundance of almost every other
freshwater fish in Alaska.
COVER/A gorgeous Nushagak rainbow. © Troy Letherman