February 2007 | 2007 Travel Issue Part 2
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 8
Fishing for a Compliment 10
Advertiser Index 74
Haugen’s Gear Guide 76
Jalapeno Olympia Halibut
from Pipers Restaurant
Final Drift 82
My Alaska 14
Acclaimed Alaskan author Seth Kantner brings the “real Alaska” into view in this essay of life on the “last frontier.”
Postcards from Walker Lake
by Tyler Klaes
Tropical-looking islands surrounded by crystal clear waters near the Arctic Circle? Big fish, too. Hard to believe, but true! Here’s how to get to this idyllic spot.
by FA Publisher Marcus Weiner
Fishing and great fun with the North to Alaska crew at Bristol Bay Adventures on the Nushagak River.
by Terry W. Sheely
Great fish stories and a real ugly hook-set are hidden in this cruise ship destination for Terry W. Sheely.
Two Days at Grosvenor
by Troy Letherman
FA editor Troy Letherman spends two magnificent days at the godfather of lodges and catches a tremendous variety of fish.
Wrangell on My Mind
by Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson continues his Southeast reporting with his “third time’s the charm” and 39th trip to Alaska. Salt and fresh waters get thrashed in this adventure.
by George Krumm
Southcentral produces some trophy ice-fishing. George Krumm has explored all the gear and here are his recommendations.
Powder Coating Jig Heads
by Dave Kilhefner
Dave Kilhefner powder coats his jig heads for durability and perfect color. Here’s how.
COVER / Larry Csonka and Audrey Bradshaw, hosts of Napa’s North to Alaska. © Marcus Weiner