December 2007 | Mat-Su Special Issue
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing for a Compliment 14
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 20
Three Tips to Deshka Kings
Advertiser Index 76
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special: The Susitna Chronicles
by Marcus Weiner
Publisher Marcus Weiner journals a summer of fishing with some of the most experienced guides in the Susitna drainage. Here are 8 of the best the Valley has to offer.
Fish Alaska All-Tackle: Su Valley Kings
by Scott Haugen
Scott Haugen provides tips and techniques to help you take advantage of the multitude of opportunities for catching king salmon.
Fish Alaska Fly: Damsels & Dragons
Master fly-tier Scott Sanchez documents his favorite damsel and dragonflies in several stages of development. Big flies catch big fish and these are no exception.
Fish Alaska Travel: Early-Season Susitna
by Matt Hage
Spring fishing on the clearwater tributaries of the Susitna River produce some incredible (though chilly) fishing.
Options & Opportunities
by Troy Letherman
Editor Troy Letherman indulges the history and the bountiful selection of fish and run-times of the often overlooked, easily accessible Matanuska-Susitna Valley.
COVER / Jon Larson and Marcus Weiner with a chrome Lake Creek king. © Wayne Norris