December 2011 | All Valdez Special
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 11
Fishing for a Compliment 12
Tackle Tech 18
Salmon Sense 20
EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle 22
Fish Alaska Fly 24
Fish Alaska Boats 26
Tight Lines 30
Fish Alaska Recipe 76
Advertiser Index 78
Final Drift 82
Ten Gift Ideas For Anglers
This Holiday Season Fish Alaska editors give gift ideas for anglers. In a state where the whole family enjoys the outdoors, here are some gift ideas for family members who have it all.
At The End Of The Road
by Troy Letherman
Fish Alaska Editor Troy Letherman gives us an overview of the PWS community of Valdez.
Ravencroft Lodge: A Remote Port Fidalgo Fly-Out
by Troy Buzalsky
With Valdez as its closest tie to civilization, Troy Buzalsky explores this Port Fidalgo fishing lodge
renovated from an old mining site.
The Big Weigh-In
by Melissa Norris
Publisher Melissa Norris tells you everything you need to know about fishing derbies in Valdez. Plus, the 2011 derby results.
Valdez: Where Silvers Turn to Gold
by Terry Sheely
Terry Sheely checks out silver salmon fishing using two tried and true techniques with two
reputable charter companies.
North To Adventure
by Marcus Weiner
Fish Alaska and North To Alaska hook up in Valdez. Publisher Marcus Weiner shares this tale
where his son Charlie experiences his first saltwater fishing.
There’s So Much More
by Karyn Ellingson
Karyn Ellingson shares tales from their Prince William Sound multi-day live aboard fishing and