February 2006 | 2006 Travel Issue Part 2


Editor’s Creel 8

Alaska Traveler 12

Ten trips we want to take

Book Review 14

Fishing with my Father

Fishing for a Compliment 16

Advertiser Index 76

Final Drift 82

The Missing Lynx


Reader Recipe Contest 24

Fish Alaska’s readers submitted some fabulous recipes. Here are the four finalists in a cookoff at Kincaid Grill.

by Melissa Norris


The Fish Alaska Calendar 

by Tyson Radley O’Connell

Want to fish for something specific? Here is a guide that is indispensible. Planning by run times puts you where the fish are, when the fish are there.

The Alaska Highway 

by Dave Vedder

Here we leave those delicate Canadian trout and move up to the lunkers of Alaska. Dave Vedder drives and fishes the Alaska Highway, part 2 of 2.

The Big-Bite Kings of Sitka 

by Terry Sheely

Sitka produces some of the hottest king salmon fishing in southeast Alaska in June. Plan now to get in on the action.

The Halibut Diaries 

by Greg Thomas

How about a 300-plus pound flatfish in your 14-foot Boston Whaler? Here’s how Greg Thomas helped a couple of fishermen in their 70s take home a prize, along with a few other anecdotes from Southeast.

Tale of Two Rivers 

by Dave Atcheson

Floating the Goodnews River for the second time, Dave Atcheson hooks up with a (relatively) unknown group to test their luck and endurance on very high water.

Fish Alaska: Seldovia 

by Marcus Weiner

Publisher Marcus Weiner heads to the wildest Fourth of July celebration on the Kenai Peninsula and they catch some fish, and enjoy the festivities.

COVER / Ana Taylor and Trevor Arndt are all smiles after this halibut. © Marcus Weiner