February 2009 | 2009 Travel Special


Editor’s Creel 8

Alaska Traveler 14

Fishing for a Compliment 16

Haugen’s Tackle Tech 22

Richey’s Salmon Sense 24

Fish Alaska Boats 26

Fish Alaska Recipe 76

Advertiser Index 78

Final Drift 82

Fish Alaska Special

Fillet 101

by A.E. Poyner 58

Making the most of your catch with A. E. Poynor.


Recipe Contest Winners

Delicious! Here is the rundown on the cook-off and the winning fish recipes from our readers. Publisher Melissa Norris tells all!

Fish Alaska Travel: A Tale of Two Fish 

by James O. Fraioli

Kasilof kings and Cook Inlet halibut pair up for a challenging and rewarding two-some trip for James O. Fraioli.

Bows, Dollies & Silvers of the Salmon

by Howard Jensen

A float down the Aniak River shows writer Howard Jensen just how thick the fish can be in Alaska’s outback rivers.

Border Town Benefits 

by Andrew Cremata

Southeast Alaska has much to offer, but take a trip with award-winning writer Andrew Cremata who lives there and this insider-information will open your eyes to endless fishing opportunities!

Whale Country 

by E. Donnall Thomas

E. Donnall Thomas explores the nearly uninhabited (by people) north shore of Kodiak Island and gets down to (fishing) business with some folks who know theirs.

COVER/A nice Kenai Dolly. © Troy Letherman